Government Report Recommends Buying a Seat for Kids Under 2

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report recommending that parents purchase a seat for their children under the age of 2 to ensure that the toddlers will be in car seats while flying.  The FAA, however, has rejected this recommendation in the past, saying that forcing parents to buy a seat will lead more people to drive, which, in turn, will just lead to more highway fatalities.  In truth, we’re splitting hairs a bit since airplane flying is so safe.   But it certainly makes sense that infants should be in car seats as often as possible while traveling by plane (primarily because of the threat of unexpected turbulence), though getting parents to pony up the extra $300 (as I can attest) is the biggest hurdle.

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