Parents are getting lax about making sure their kids are buckled up.  

A new study says 1-in-4 parents are driving without having their kids buckled up. Chris Cochran with the California Office of Traffic Safety says parents are rolling the dice.

"When they think that for whatever reason they 'can get away with it,' they're taking a chance because they don't do it every trip," Cochran said. 

And Cochran says, "interestingly enough, the more educated you are and the higher education you are, the more likely it is to leave your child unrestrained. It sort of goes against what we think might be the case," he said.

The emphasis is simple: If the kids are going with you, always have them buckled up.