New study says many parents don't follow booster seat laws in carpools

Child booster seat installed in car

A new study out of the University of Michigan shows some parents could be cutting corners when it comes to carpools and child safety seats.

Researchers found more than 30% of parents do not enforce booster seat rules when their kids are with another driver.

And 45% of parents do not require their little ones to use a booster when they're driving other children who don't have booster seats.

Scientists say it could be that car overcrowding and lack of time to coordinate booster seat switch-offs are to blame.

But it's against the law. Most states require children to use a booster seat up to the age of eight.

Results of the study were published online in the journal Pediatrics.

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Do you always follow booster seat and child seat laws when you carpool? How about when your son or daughter rides with another parent? Post your comments below.