Car Seat FAQs

Do Seat Belt Laws Legislate Personal Behavior and Do They Save Lives?

When New York enacted the country’s first seat belt law in 1984, it sparked a national debate about the government’s role in personal safety. Personal freedom advocates saw seat belt laws as an encroachment on their ability to make choices. Such laws used the coercive power of law enforcement and the judiciary to make people choose …

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When can I put my child in a booster seat in Washington State?

In the State of Washington, children can move to a booster seat when they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by your forward facing car seat’s manufacturer. Additionally, all children under the age of 13 must be securely fastened in the car’s back seat. No person may operate a motor vehicle unless all …

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