Child Seat Laws Changing

Parents of young children are being advised that Maryland‘s laws governing child restraints in cars are about to change. Effective June 30, all children under age 8 will have to ride in a booster seat or other appropriate child safety seat. The law does not apply to children who are at least 4-feet and 9-inches tall or those who weigh more than 65 pounds. Children between the ages of 8 and 16 that are not in a car seat must wear a seat belt.