NHTSA says car accident infant safety has improved, while safety declined for older children.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel (5/29, Lade) reported, “A new report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found the number of motorists securing youngsters under 1 year of age and under 20 pounds in rear-facing car seats had ‘increased significantly’ over the last year, researchers said, rising from 72 to 79 percent between 2007 and 2008.” However, “things got worse as young passengers got older, especially if they were small for their age.”