Child seats urged for air travel

by Jon Henshaw

Alan Levin in USA Today reports:

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday renewed its call for mandatory child safety seats on airline flights, calling their absence “unacceptable.”

But the agency responsible for investigating aviation accidents can’t force airlines to require the restraints.

The NTSB’s unanimous vote is the latest move in a 25-year battle over how to protect children younger than 2 on flights. Three children who were riding in a parent’s lap have died in crashes in the past 20 years when the impact flung them across the cabin.

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