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New guidelines sought for car seats


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The federal government wants to upgrade safety standards for car seats.

The idea is to give them more protection in side-impact crashes, when a car gets T-boned.

The proposed guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will include new tests for those kind of crashes.

The agency estimates the change will save the lives of several children and prevent dozens more injuries every year.

The process to change the regulations will take time, but the agency said it hopes to move quickly.

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