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U.S. wants to ensure more children transported in rear-facing car seats

WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators on Thursday proposed revising recommendations to increase the number of children age 1 or younger who are transported in rear-facing car seats.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to recommend that all children 26.5 pounds or less are transported in rear-facing car seats rather than the existing recommendation for children 20 pounds or less. The agency says it is “significantly safer” for young children to be rear-facing than forward-facing in a crash. (Reporting by David Shepardson)

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