Transportation secretary wants child safety seat tests

04/27/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he wants automakers to start crash testing with child safety seats in their cars so that they can make recommendations as to the best way to secure children in vehicles. LaHood's comments come in response to growing pressure from safety advocates after a Chicago Tribune study found that nearly half of all child safety seats failed in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests. "What I'd like to talk to the car manufacturers about is the idea that they get some seats, they put them in their car, they crash test them so they can tell people, 'This is the best seat for this model car,'" says LaHood. "That is the safest thing to do."

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