Safety Advocates Want New Child Car Seat Law - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

02/15/05 - Lufkin

Safety Advocates Want New Child Car Seat Law

by Stuart Burson

Some changes are being considered when it comes to children's car booster seats in Texas. Current law says children younger than four or shorter than three feet tall must use a booster seat. The proposed bills being introduced at the statehouse in Austin would increase the requirement to include children up to eight years of age or shorter than 57 inches.

Booster seats raise the height of a child so a car's seatbelt can fit them better.

The seats are designed to protect kids in crashes from many types of injuries.

If cost is a concern, booster seats aren't that expensive. You can find them starting at around twenty dollars.

Debate on the legislation to change the child seat law will continue.

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