What does the new booster seat law say?
  • Its says that “no child under the age of 8 and measuring less than 57 inches shall ride as a passenger in a motor vehicle on any way unless such child is properly fastened and secured, according to the manufacturers’ instructions, by a child passenger restraint”.
  • The previous law only required children under 5 years of age and under 40 pounds to ride in a child safety seat.
  • The new law also states that children ages 8 to 12 are required to wear a safety belt when traveling in a motor vehicle.
  • To read the law visit The Commonwealth of Massachusetts website.

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1. Why does my child need a booster seat?
2. What does the new booster seat law say?
3. When did the law go into effect?
4. What is the fine if my child is not riding in a booster seat?
5. How do I know when my child needs to move from a car seat to a booster seat?
6. How do I put my child’s booster seat in my vehicle?
7. What is the best kind of booster seat to buy?
8. How much do booster seats cost?
9. What if I can’t afford a booster seat?
10. When can I take my child out of a booster seat and have them use a seat belt?