New York's child booster safety law requires children under the age of 8 to be restrained by a child restraint system in a motor vehicle. New York joins more than 21 other states requiring children under the age of 8 to be restrained by a child restraint system.
A safety belt is not designed for small children. The booster seat gives small children a "boost" so that the seat belt can work effectively on them if there is a short stop or accident.
It is important to use a child restrain system that meets your child's size and weight recommendation by the manufacturer.
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