By Steven Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In New York and other states, infants and small children are at increased risk for injury when riding in an automobile. This is especially true for children who are not placed in a infant seat, child seat, or booster seat based on the age and / or size. New York law was recently changed to require children through the eighth birthday to have a booster seat. There is an exemption for children younger than 8 who are 4 Feet 9 Inches Tall and / or who weigh 100 pounds or more.
Seat belt and safety equipment laws help save lives and help prevent or lessen the extent of personal injuries suffered in an automobile accident. With or without a law in place, parents should exercise due diligence and care when transporting children. You can read more about the New York law and the reasons for these requirements at New York Increases Age Limit for Booster Seats.