State Reminds Parents Of Booster Seat Rules

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is reminding all parents of the rules when it comes to booster seats for their kids. Spokesperson Kendall Wingrove tells WSJM News a 2008 law expanded on previous rules.

“Under Michigan law, children are required to be properly buckled in a car seat or a booster seat until they are eight years old, or four feet, nine inches tall, whichever comes first,” Wingrove said.

Yet, only about 49% of 4 to 7-year-olds are actually in booster seats. Wingrove tells us a properly used booster seat can reduce serious injuries by nearly 50%. The state wants to get that message out next week as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. You can find out all you need to know at Michigan.gov/CarSeats.