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Booster Seat Bill

February 3rd, 2010 by flanews

Car booster seats may become mandatory for kids as old as seven years old under legislation being filed in Tallahassee. Right now the cut off age is three. Kids older than three still have to be strapped in, but Senator Thad Altman who is sponsoring the legislation to mandate booster seats says the belt can cause problems.

“If they are four or five years old they are required to wear an adult seatbelt, that adult seatbelt wraps around their neck. If you are driving 45, 55, 65 and you get in an accident, that child’s clothesline, severe neck injuries, severe abdominal injuries,” said Altman.

Florida is one of only three states without a booster seat law for kids ages 4 to 7. If the legislation passes drivers who don’t have their kids buckled in properly could be forced to pay a 60 dollar fine.

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