Parents bend safety rules for kids in the car

5:21 AM, Sep 16, 2013   |    comments
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(WXIA) -- Many parents are bending the rules when it comes to kids and buckling up, a new report says. 

Safe Kids Worldwide found that one in four parents have driven without their children buckled up into a car or booster seat. Parents who are younger with higher incomes and higher levels of education were more likely to let their kids remain unbuckled during drives. 

Those parents, the report said relaxed on seatbelts when they weren't driving far, and when they were in a rush. 

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Other reasons for not buckling in their kids, parents said included traveling during the night and rewarding their children. 

Safety experts said accidents happen in a split second, and kids should be buckled up whenever the car is in motion. 

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