One of many new laws that went into effect this summer is of particular importance to parents of young children. As of June 24th, children younger than 8 and between 40 and 57 inches tall must be secured in a booster seat. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer Jamie Fields explained the change.
According to Partners for Child Passenger Safety, more than 90% of 4 to 8-year-old children who were seriously injured in a crash were not restrained in a booster seat. The bill requires law enforcement officers to issue citations with a $30 fine with no court costs. In addition, violators will have the option to purchase a booster seat instead of paying the fine.