Why does my child need a booster seat?
  • Beginning July 10, 2008 a child passenger restraint is required by law for children 5-7 years of age or until they reach 4 feet 9 inches in height in the state of Massachusetts. This means that for children who have grown out of their forward facing child safety seat, the next step is the booster seat.
  • A booster seat helps your child fit correctly in your vehicle’s safety belt. It positions the lap belt on the hips and the shoulder belt across the chest, providing the greatest amount of protection.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of children between the ages of 4-8. Booster seats can reduce those injury rates by 58% over seat belt use for that age group.

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1. Why does my child need a booster seat?
2. What does the new booster seat law say?
3. When did the law go into effect?
4. What is the fine if my child is not riding in a booster seat?
5. How do I know when my child needs to move from a car seat to a booster seat?
6. How do I put my child’s booster seat in my vehicle?
7. What is the best kind of booster seat to buy?
8. How much do booster seats cost?
9. What if I can’t afford a booster seat?
10. When can I take my child out of a booster seat and have them use a seat belt?