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NTSB to hold child safety forum

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to hold a forum later this year on the safety of children traveling in cars and aboard airplanes.

Last month the NTSB issued a recommendation that flight rules be changed to require child safety seats on planes for children less than 2 years old.

"American families are on the go, and children today are frequent travelers almost from the time they are born," said NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman in a statement. "Much more should be done to reduce fatalities and injuries of our smallest travelers, whether they are in a jumbo jet or their family's car."

The NTSB said the forum will focus on providing information parents and others can use to safeguard children while they are traveling. Safety experts will discuss child safety and ways to improve the use of child safety seats and seat belts.

The forum will be held Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the NTSB's headquarters, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C., and will also be available via Web cast on the NTSB Web site. More information about the NTSB's child safety forum is available on the Web site, along with accident animations.

By Michael Bolden  | September 13, 2010; 11:25 AM ET
Categories:  Airlines, Aviation, NTSB  
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If they would design the child seats right, we might be able to make more children orphans in crashes that would be unsurvivable for full-sized people. Awesome.

Posted by: jiji1 | September 13, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Saving some lives is generally more awesome than saving none.

Posted by: DOEJN | September 13, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Saving "lives" that are just a few weeks past being aborted isn't worth the cost.

Posted by: jiji1 | September 13, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

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