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Trenton, NJ - New Jersey Has New Child Safety Seat Rules

Published on: August 31, 2015 04:10 PM
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FILE - A Maryland State Police trooper ensures that a child’s car seat is installed correctly at a safety seat check in Cumberland, Md. (Steven Bittner/Cumberland Times-News via AP)FILE - A Maryland State Police trooper ensures that a child’s car seat is installed correctly at a safety seat check in Cumberland, Md. (Steven Bittner/Cumberland Times-News via AP)

Trenton, NJ - New Jersey has new child safety seat rules.

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The rules, which take effect on Tuesday, adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.

Children under age 2 and who weigh less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear-facing seat that is equipped with a five-point harness.

Children between 2 and 4 who weigh up to 40 pounds can be in either a rear-facing or front-facing seat.

Youngsters between 4 and 8 who are less than 57 inches tall must be in a forward-facing seat or a booster seat.

Children between 8 and 17 must wear seat belts.



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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:21 PM Anonymous Says:

More money to raise.

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 07:36 PM Anonymous Says:

Finally!!! The AAP says that kids should be rear facing until 2. It's too dangerous otherwise!!!

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