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Does he legally still need to be in a booster seat?

My son is 12 years old. But he is very small. He is a little under 5 feet tall, and is 78lbs. We are just a small family. lol.

I was told today, that he legally still has to be in a booster seat because of his weight... is this true?

Thank you

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:48 AM on Feb. 3, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (8)
  • It depends on your state's laws.

    In California the law is currently 6 years old AND 60 lbs before a child is legally allowed to no longer use a booster seat.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 2:51 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • What state are you in? I just looked it up and saw my 8 year old should be in one. WHOOOOOPS!!! (shhhh don't tell anyone).

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Check you stat laws It will be on the DMV website

    Answer by MOTHERBEAR6 at 2:55 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • where i live the child needs to be in a child car seat until their 9th birthday unless they have reached the height of 145 cm (4’9”) tall.


    Answer by alexis_06 at 3:08 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • No once they are 10 they don't need a booster how humiliating would that be.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 3:10 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • in texas a child needs a booster seat unless they are 4'9 or 8 yrs old you should check out the car seat laws for your state

    Answer by mom2ryneandsam at 3:11 AM on Feb. 3, 2010


    This link has the laws for 38 states and DC listed. Maybe your state is one of them. HTH

    Answer by May-20 at 7:36 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Car seat laws are state specific. Please check your state's laws for more information.

    Answer by DawnA72 at 10:07 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

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