New Child Restraint Law - Effective August 1 2019

By By Macaroni Kid MWM - Tiffany Olmstead August 1, 2019

Governor John Bel Edwards signed the new child passenger safety law on June 1, 2019 that  and it will go into effect on August 1, 2019. The changes are: 

Restraint Use
Birth to at least 2-years-old
Rear-facing in an infant or convertible child safety seat
At least 2-years-old and has reached weight or height limits of the  rear-facing seat
Forward-facing child safety seat with an internal harness
4-years-old and has outgrown the forward- facing weight or height limits of restraint system
Restrained in a belt-positioning child  booster seat, secured with a vehicle lap-shoulder seat belt
9-years-old that has outgrown the booster seat  and can pass the 5-step test
Ride restrained with a lap-shoulder adult belt secured correctly on the vehicle seat
Younger than 13-years-old

Rear seat of a vehicle when available in a proper restraint system, booster seat, or adult safety belt

A child who because of age or weight can be placed in more than one category shall be placed in the more protective category.

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