Child Booster Seats until age 8, are parents doing it?

By Laura Ann Sills - bioemail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One of the Georgia's new laws that went in to effect at the beginning of the month was keeping kids in booster seats until they are eight years old.

Ray Riley said he plans on using a booster seat until the kids are ready, even if that means after the age of eight. "Some kids are not bigger until they are at least ten to twelve.  They grow different these days," he explained.

The only exemption in the law is for those younger than eight that are at least 4 feet and 9 inches tall, and weigh at least 40 pounds.

News Leader Nine caught up with Katie Sievers driving her sister and son around town.  "I am ok with it because now they make them so light weight that it is really just one step and put the seat belt on."

Many parents find it even easier because in a booster the child can put on their own seat belt.

The law says parents will be fined $50 if they do not comply. Booster seats can cost any where between $20-60.

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