Possible Changes Are Coming To KY Child Booster Seat Law
Small children are always supposed to ride in a child seat in the car, but the laws seem less clear for older children. Now, changes to a Kentucky booster seat law could keep kids in booster seats until they’re older.
Under the current law, kids have to use booster seats until they reach seven years old or 50 inches tall. With the proposed changes, which are under consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee in Frankfort, the new limits become nine years old or 57 inches tall.
Kentucky lawmakers were presented with statistics from Kosair Children’s Hospital for children hurt in crashes. Most were older than seven and younger than 10, which meant they weren't required to ride in booster seats. All of the children wore seat belts at the time of the crash, and all had injuries to their internal organs. Half of them had head or face injuries, some being severe.