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Researchers Say Few Follow Recommendations for Child Safety in Cars

Wearing a seat belt can protect you from serious injury when you have been involved in even a minor car crash. Children need even more protections as they are smaller and are more vulnerable in a crash. However, research from the University of Michigan shows that many parents and children are not following the recommended guidelines for child safety harnesses in the car.

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that few children remain in rear-facing car seats after they turn 1, fewer than 2 percent of children over 7 sit in a booster seat, and many who are older than 6 sit in the front seat.

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their guidelines for child car safety and recommended that children remain in rear-facing safety seats until they turn 2.

Laws for child-safety seats vary by state, but most recommend that children stay in rear-facing seats until they reach a certain weight limit, and many safety advocates recommend they remain rear-facing even longer, as it is safer for small children. Most also require that children be at least 8 (and a certain weight) before sitting in the front seat.

The study looked at three years of data from the National Survey on the Use of Booster Seats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The researchers also interviewed drivers and collected independent data.

Researchers also found a correlation between safety belt use and race and economic status. Minorities and poor families were more likely to forego child safety seats or to transition children to adult belts earlier than recommended.

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If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 to find out if one of our North Carolina personal injury lawyers may be able to help you!

Social Security Organization Says It Will Do Less

Sitting_11032014Some applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance may experience significant delays in receiving a review of their claim as the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) concedes that it will have to start doing "less with less" as its budget and staff continue to be cut.

Tom Ward, the president of the NADE, the organization of the professionals who make determinations on Social Security disability claims at the initial level and the first level of appeal, said in the group's summer 2012 newsletter that the group's funding this year is almost $400 million less than funding for 2010, though fixed costs and workloads continued to increase. He added that the group lost over 4,000 employees in 2011 and expects to lose over 3,000 more this year that will not be replaced.

"We simply do not have enough staff to complete all of the work for which we are responsible, and we made strategic decisions about the areas in which we must do less with less," Ward said in the newsletter. "Simply stated, there are not enough trained professionals to handle the number of customers coming through the door, through the internet, or wanting service over the phone."

Ward said that he and other executive members of the group met with congressional representatives to discuss the problem and advocate for increased funding.

"We explained how long it takes to hire, train, and mentor new (disability) examiners to have any level of significant productivity," he said. "We explained that no matter how carefully we interview perspective new examiners that a certain percentage will not make it through the training and probationary period because they will see how difficult and demanding this work is."

Ward said that higher backlogs would be expected since there were "tens of thousands of new applications with not enough trained professionals to process them."

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Raleigh, NC 27607
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Durham, NC 27701
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Fayetteville, NC 28304
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Charlotte, NC 28203
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New Bern, NC 28562
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Greenville, NC 27858
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Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
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Goldsboro, NC 27530
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Henderson, NC 27536
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Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
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3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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Sanford, NC 27330
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Wilson, North Carolina 27896
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Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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