Not as Many Buckled Up in Michigan….Why?
It's a fact.... car and booster seats for children save lives. But despite that, a new survey has found fewer children riding in them in Michigan.
Those from the State Office of Highway Safety Planning say about 93 percent of children from birth to 3 are now using the safety seats. While that percentage seems pretty impressive, it's actually on the decline. The same study found that back in 2011, the number was 95-percent.
Police say resources are available to help provide the protection to low income families. It is the law in the state that minors must be buckled-in when in a moving vehicle and that young children must be in an approved car safety or booster seat.