• June 1st, 2015

The National Child Restraint Use Special Study documents how car seats and booster seats are used in the field, drivers’ attitudes and beliefs about car seats and booster seats and their confidence with installing them, and lower anchor connectors and tether strap installations. Misuse of car seats and boosters seats can be derived from the study, which resulted in an estimated 46 percent combined rate of misuse for car seats and booster seats. Incorrect amount of recline, loose car seat installation, and improper lap belt position were the most observed misuses for rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, and booster seats, respectively.