Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

Child Passenger Safety Effective November 24, 2009

All children must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system while riding in a motor vehicle until their 8th birthday.

Before moving your child from a booster seat to the vehicle seat belts please make sure that your child meets all of the following requirements for a proper seat belt fit:

  1. Your child must be 8 years old.
  2. Your child should be able to sit with his or her back straight against the vehicle seat back.
  3. The knees bent comfortably at the seat's edge without slouching.
  4. The lap belt should be low across the upper thighs or hips, not across the abdomen.
  5. The shoulder belt should lie across the chest and shoulder, not touching the neck or face.
  6. Your child should be able to ride this way for the entire trip.
  7. It is recommended that booster seats be used until your child is 4'9" tall or weighs 100 lbs.