New booster seat law to go into effect next week in Kentucky

A new child safety seat law will soon take effect in Kentucky.

On Monday, Governor Steve Beshear signed the state’s new booster seat law.

The law increases the height and age requirements required to move a child out of a booster seat.

The previous law required children younger than 7 years old and between 40 and 50 inches tall to ride in booster seats.

The new law increases the height requirement to 57 inches and the age to 8 years old. Children younger than 8, but taller than 57 inches will not have to ride in booster seats.

The law will go into effect on June 24. 

If a child who meets the booster seat requirements is found not to be riding in a booster seat, police can write a $30 citation. Those written the citation can also choose the option to purchase a booster seat instead of paying the fine.

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