What is the current law on child safety seats?
Most kids 4-6 years old are riding at risk. Could yours be one of them? Kids should be in car booster seats if they: Are too big for child safety seats or weigh about 40-60 pounds.

The new law (Effective January 1, 2012) says:
- Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.
- Children under the age of 8 who are 4-foot 9 inches or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat.

Car booster seats must be used in conjunction with the vehicle's lap and shoulder belt. The booster seat raises the child so that the vehicle lap and shoulder belt can be positioned properly, and the child's knees can bend naturally.

For children too small for booster seats, an approved child safety seat must be used, and properly secured in the vehicle. The back seat is the safest place for all children to ride. Always secure an empty booster seat/car seat in place. They can become unsecured flying objects (UFO's) in the event of braking or a collision.

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