New Jersey’s New Child Safety Seat Rules Go Into Effect

September 1, 2015

New Jersey has new child safety seat rules.

The rules, which take effect Sept. 1, adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.

Children under age 2 and who weigh less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear-facing seat that is equipped with a five-point harness.

Children between 2 and 4 who weigh up to 40 pounds can be in either a rear-facing or front-facing seat.

Youngsters between 4 and 8 who are less than 57 inches tall must be in a forward-facing seat or a booster seat.

Children between 8 and 17 must wear seat belts.

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