Researchers in Indiana checked 564 children using booster seats and found about two-thirds of them installed improperly or misused. The booster seats may not be providing the expected protection because of user error. Parents are reminded to supervise the buckling up of children and to double check that the shoulder and lap belts remain properly placed during the drive.
The findings appear in the May issue of Accident Analysis and Prevention.
See this article for a list of those booster seats that are recommended.