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Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are working to make a better child safety seat. | Short Read
Researchers at UMTRI are crunching data to improve child safety in vehicles.

Any parent with a young child knows the frustrations of the child safety seat. They are not a one-size-fits-all solution and some studies show that 63-90% of safety seats are misused. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are working to change this. They observed parents as they installed a variety of safety seats in a variety of vehicles. What they saw laid the groundwork for recommendations to safety seat and automobile manufactures. They also developed an informative website for parents called Child Passenger Safety: Rationale for Best Practices.

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Hurricane Florence: U-M researchers forecast impacts

More than 2 million people could lose power, and flooding is the major concern for several reasons. | Medium Read