Study: Not all parents follow car seat safety

Car safety is a priority for most parents, but a recent study shows that many don't know the safest way to buckle up their children.

BROOKLYN - Car safety is a priority for most parents, but a recent study shows that many don't know the safest way to buckle up their children.

According to a recent national survey by the University of Michigan, 21 percent of children under the age of 4 were not properly fastened, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The results of the survey also found that race and ethnicity played a role, with Hispanic and black portions of the population less likely to take precautions.

Brooklyn parents who have questions about car or booster seat safety can head to the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Safe City location on Brush Avenue and Safe City Boulevard for free on-site inspections.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A nor'easter is making its way to the 1 Forecasters: 1 to 3 inches of rain possible on Monday
A press conference was held in Downtown Brooklyn 2 VIDEO: El Chapo extradited and arraigned in Brooklyn
Police have made an arrest in connection with 3 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
4 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 22
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 5 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE