New car seat law could keep Washington kids in booster seats longer
King5.com - Sat 20 Apr 22:31 GMT

New car seat regulations in Washington could keep some children in a booster seat until they’re almost in middle school.

New car seat law could keep Washington kids in booster seats longer

  Governor Jay Inslee signed a new law updating car seat regulations in Washington.

  Under the new law, children under 2 must use a rear-facing car seat until they reach the manufacturer's weight or height restriction.

  Just like the previous law, drivers can still be ticketed if a passenger is under 16, or if they are not using the correct car seat or booster seat based on their age, height, or weight.

  Car Seat Safety instructor Sue Emery has spent years helping parents figure out and install the proper car seat for their children.

  Emery said parents often ask her for a suggestion on the “best” car seat, but she said not every child will fit every seat and not every seat fits every vehicle.