New Booster Seat Law
"People were taking their kids out of car seats by about age three and four and putting them in seat belts or not putting them in any kind of protective device at all. Basically this law was created to ensure that children were protected in the proper way," said MODOT Highway Safety Administrator Scott Turner.
The law requires children from birth to three years old to be in a car seat. Children ages four to seven must be in a car seat if they weigh less than 40 pounds. Children that may be excluded from the law must weigh over 80 pounds or be taller than 4'9. But parents should know that even children over 8 must still sit in a booster seat if they do not fulfill the requirements.