Study: rear-facing car seats are safest

June 12, 2009 1:15:16 PM PDT
A new study shows rear-facing car seats are safest for kids up to age four.

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Current guidelines say children less than one year old or lighter than 20 pounds should be in rear-facing seats. It reduces the risk of injury in a car accident.

But a new study in the "British Medical Journal" suggests children up to the age of four are safest if placed in rear-facing seats as well.

Child safety experts overwhelmingly applaud the recommendations by British researchers.

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