New Louisiana child car seat laws to go into effect Thursday
BATON ROUGE - New laws dealing with car seats and booster seats in Louisiana go into effect Thursday.
-Any child who is younger than 2 years old must be restrained in a rear-facing child safety seat until reaching its weight or height limit.
-A child who is older than 2 years old and has outgrown the rear-facing child safety seat must be restrained in a forward-facing child safety seat with an internal harness until reaching its weight or height limit.
-A child who is at least 4 years old and has outgrown the forward-facing safety seat must be restrained by a belt-positioning booster seat secured with a seat belt.
-A child who is at least 9 years old or has outgrown the booster seat can use the car's adult seat belt if it fits correctly.
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