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FAA May Change Flying Rules For Toddlers

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Generic Plane File Photo (credit: Getty images)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Federal aviation officials were considering changing the rules for kids traveling on planes, and that could mean a more costly vacation for families.

A new proposal would require¬†children under 2-years-old to sit in their own seat with a child restraint device,¬† rather than on their parent’s laps.

Safety advocates said children are at a greater risk for injuries if they’re not in their own seats.

The FAA resisted making this a requirement across the board, saying families may choose not to fly.

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