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New Booster Seat Laws


Under 8? Are You Safe?

A new Missouri law,effective August 28,2006, says your child must be in a booster seat if they are ages 4 through 7 who weigh at least 40 pounds, unless they are 80 pounds or 4’9” tall.

Missouri's Child Restraint Law
(RSMo 307.179)

• Children less than 4 years old or less than 40 pounds must be in an appropriate child safety seat.

• Children ages 4 through 7 who weigh at least 40 pounds must be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 pounds or 4'9" tall.

• Children 8 and over or weighing at least 80 pounds or at least 4’9” tall are required to be secured by a safety belt or buckled into an appropriate booster seat.

The fine for violating this law is $50 plus court costs.

For more information on child passenger safety.

Public Service Annoncements

Your parents love you.

We are big kids.

More information on Child Safety Seats

•  Sit Tight, Tips for Avoiding Injury in a Crash brochure (226 kb, 2 pages)

•  7 out of 10 Kids brochure (394 kb, 2 pages)

Resources on Booster Seats
New Child Passenger Restraint Law

SAFE KIDS Coalition Contacts (25 kbs,1 page)




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For more information, call the Missouri
Department of Transportation at
800-800-2358 or 573-751-4161, or go to

www.modot.org or www.boosterseat.gov

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