The Booster Seat Law in California Explained by Car Accident Lawyers

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New for 2012 is a change to the California Booster Seat Law.  As of January 1, 2012, parents, guardians, or drivers transporting children under 8 years old on a highway in a motor vehicle must secure that child in a restraint meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards.  The new safety seat laws have very severe fines including the possibility of child endangerment charges.

The reasoning behind the law is that seat belts are made for average adults and don’t fit children who are not at least 4’9” tall. Statistics show that using a booster seat reduces a child’s risk for injury in an auto accident by 59%.  So this new law begs the question, is Snookie required to be in a booster seat when she is in California? Snooki is only 4’9” and she would likely benefit from using a booster seat! However, lucky for her she is old enough that although it would be safer, she is not required to sit in a booster seat…

Our personal injury lawyers have experience in cases where people are injured in auto accidents through no fault of their own.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident and need aggressive and compassionate legal representation give our car accident lawyer a call.  We offer a no obligation free consultation on all San Diego Personal Injury cases.  Contact us today.

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