New Child Restraint Law Beginning January 1, 2015

New Child Restraint Law Beginning January 1, 2015
New Child Restraint Law
Beginning January 1, 2015
Attention Parents and Caregivers
New law requires child restraints for children until age 6
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, every motor vehicle operator in
Florida will be required to use a crash-tested, federally
approved child restraint device for children until age 6.
Be sure to protect your child with the right seat
Rear-Facing Seat – Birth until age 2 or when child
reaches the upper height or weight limit of seat
(typically around 35 pounds).
Forward-Facing Seat – Your child should have a
forward-facing seat with a harness until he or she
reaches the manufacturer’s upper height or weight limit
of the seat (typically 40-65 pounds).
Belt-Positioning Booster Seat – Protect your child with
this seat until he or she is at least 4’9’’ (typically 8-12
years of age). Proper positioning of your car’s safety belt
system is crucial in preventing or minimizing injury in
case of a crash.
Lap and Shoulder Belts – Be sure the lap belt lies across
the hips and the shoulder belt across the center of the
shoulder and chest. Your child’s legs should bend
comfortably at the seat’s edge, with his or her back
resting flat against the back of the seat. Once the safety
belt fits properly without a booster, your child no longer
needs a special seat. All children under 13 should sit in
the back seat.
Visit AAA.com/Foundation for
more information.
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