Should my 5 year old be in a car seat or booster? Children should stay in a booster seat until adult seat belts fit correctly, typically when children reach about 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 to 12 years of age. Most children will not fit in a seat belt alone until 10 to 12 years of age.
Can I put my 4 year old in a booster seat? Current California Law:
(California Vehicle Code Section 27360.) Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt.
When can children use safety seats? Children four years of age or older but less than eight years of age must be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat that meets federal motor vehicle safety standards unless the child is over 4 foot 9 inches tall or more than 40 pounds and using a lap-only belt in the back seat in which cases the
When can a child stop using a booster seat in NY? Booster seats are for children who are 4 to eight 8 old, weigh 40 to 80 pounds, and are less than 4 feet, 9 inches in height. You can use a booster seat until an adult seat belt correctly fits the child without use of the booster seat. Always use both the shoulder and lap belts with a booster seat.