Even children up to the age of six years have far more protection in a proper child safety seat, if it's fitted properly.
Researchers looked at the accident reports from head-on car crashes over a five-year period. A child safety seat reduced the risk of death by 28 per cent, they found.
(Source: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2006; 160: 617-21).
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