January 29, 2012

30 Percent Don't Enforce Rule

1 Parents Are Inconsistent with Booster Seats

More than 30 percent of parents don't enforce usage of a booster seat when children are riding with another driver, finds a new study. The research, published in Pediatrics, found that even though parents typically enforce the booster seat rule, they aren't consistent when it comes to carpooling. Safety recommendations encourage booster seats for children under 57 inches tall, the average height of an 11-year-old child. The study found that 45 percent of parents don't make their kids use a booster seat when riding with other kids who don't have one. Failing to use a booster seat can increase risk of injury. Researchers think that lack of space and difficulties in making arrangements with other drivers are the reasons for not enforcing usage of a booster seat.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Proper Use of Car Seats Save Children's Lives

Tags: Booster Seat Use, Carpooling Booster Seats, Enforcing Booster Seats, Mott Children's Hospital, State Laws Booster Seats

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Are You Guilty?

2 Your Texting Friend May Be Telling Lies

It may be much easier to lie while texting than in person, say researchers. Led by the Wichita State University School of Business, the new research shows that it could be easier for people to lie in texts than when in person or on video since there's less fear of being scrutinized. The study, which involved 170 business students, relied on fake stock trades conducted in person, via video or through text messages. Researchers found that buyers who obtained information from brokers through text messages were 95 percent more likely to report deception than those communicating through video, and 31 percent more likely to report being deceived than those making transactions in person. The findings were published in Journal of Business Ethics.

More at USA Today | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Texting Problems, Telling Lies in Texts, Why We Lie, Easier to Lie Text Messages, Bad Texting Habits, Wichita State University School of Business, Journal of Business Ethics

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