Rear-facing car seats are safe, study shows

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Rear-facing car seats: Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News Mornings on April 3, 2018.

A new study finds rear-facing car seats protect children in rear-impact collisions just as well as they protect youngsters in frontal and side-impact crashes.

Researchers at Ohio State University say the rear-facing car seats they tested absorbed crash forces while also supporting the child's head, neck and spine.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey require children to be in rear-facing car seats until they are two years old.