New rating system and Mom•Logic video help you keep your children protected.
The new five star rating, which will replace the letter grading system, gives parents who struggle with installing car seats or buckling kids in a little help. The new rating will reveal how well a seat secures a child, the ease of installation and safety seats' labeling and instruction manuals. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said seven out of 10 child safety seats are either the wrong size or misused, which reduces their ability to protect kids in an accident, according to the Associated Press. Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers League, said the new plan will be an improvement because, until now, it was easy for a safety seat to receive an "A" rating. "The tests were too darn easy and it flew in the face of what parents knew," she said.
Mom•Logic's Jackie Morgan MacDougall called upon one of Calfornia's finest for a lesson in car seat safety.