New laws for Booster Seats in Kentucky

by Jennifer Sierra

Starting today, June 24th, there are new laws about booster seats for children riding as passengers in automobiles in Kentucky. If your child is shorter than 57 inches and/or younger than 8 years old, they MUST ride in a car sitting and properly strapped in a booster seat. Most booster seats are seats that sit on the seat of the car and use the car’s own shoulder strap to harness the child in. Some are convertible and grow with the child from infancy and use their own straps.Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 2.52.56 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 2.52.46 PM

These seats are NOT the ones you find in your favorite restaurants, however. Those are different and are not to be used for riding in an automobile.

Children must be one year of age and 20 pounds to face forward while riding in a vehicle. It is always best for children to ride in the backseat of a vehicle until they are 12 years of age. Please see the attached documents for more details about these seats and how to use them properly.

Please watch the video below for more information:

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