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Changes Coming to Md. Child Safety Seat Law

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Police and public safety officials are reminding parents and guardians about changes to the Maryland Child Safety Seat Law that will be taking effect next month.

As of Oct. 1, the law will require that all children younger than 8-years-old use a harnessed car seat or booster seat, unless the child stands 4-foot-9 or taller before that age. Also, children up to the age of 16 must be restrained by a seat belt, harnessed car seat, or booster seat in all seating positions of the car.

Previously, children weighing more than 65 pounds were exempt from using car seats; now many booster seats can accommodate children who would not fit a seat belt properly, even those weighing as much as 100-120 pounds.

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