US FAA, after years of study and debate, announced yesterday that it will not mandate the use of child safety seats on airplanes and instead will continue to permit children under the age of two to travel on the laps of adult passengers "because of the increased safety risk to families." Analyses by FAA showed that if forced to purchase an extra airline ticket to accommodate a child and a safety seat, families might choose to drive, "a statistically more dangerous way to travel." The ...

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