Child Safety Seat Law Changed, Maryland

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Maryland lawmakers changed the child passenger safety law so that all children under eight years must ride in an appropriate child restraint unless they’re tall for their age.

“There was an exemption for children over 65 pounds or 4′ 9″. Now they’ve dropped the pounds so it’s just 4′ 9″, but it’s much safer for a child to be in a booster seat than just a regular seat belt,” says Tracey Weaver, with the Community Rescue Service in Hagerstown. 

A child restraint is either a car or booster seat, or another federally approved harness.

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