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Anton's Law will save the lives of children neglected in current auto safety regulation

Child safety advocates applaud Congress for passing a law that will strengthen child safety in passenger vehicles. Named after Anton Skeen, a four-year-old killed after a seatbelt failed to retain him in a rollover crash, "Anton's Law" calls for meaningful standards and performance requirements for booster seats for children between the ages of 4 and 8.  The bill was signed into law in December, 2003.

Passing and implementing Anton’s Law are sorely needed first steps. We are very pleased the bill includes a $5 million authorization for evaluating built-in child restraints. We urge the government to take the first steps immediately to require that automakers make built-in child safety seats with five-point harnesses standard in all domestically sold vehicles. We absolutely must close the safety gap that leaves these children unprotected.

Click here to read the text of "Anton's Law"
Click here to read the statement of Autumn Alexander Skeen whose 4-year-old son was killed in a rollover crash

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