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Florida Child Car Seat Law Changes 2015

Florida Drivers Must Follow a New Law

Did you know that effective January 1, 2015, that Florida drivers must follow a new law that extends the requirements of a car seat or booster seat until a child’s 6th birthday? A car seat with a harness must be used until a child’s fourth birthday. For children ages 4 and 5, a car seat or booster seat can be used but not a seat belt alone. Parents should also know that a booster seat is actually recommended until the height of 4 foot 9 inches (between 8 and 12 years of age).

The booster seat allows for the seat belt to be positioned correctly on the child’s body. Although the law only requires a car seat with a harness until age 4, safety experts recommend children remain in a car seat with a harness until the maximum height and weight allowed for their seat.

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