By: Dave Gordon

A new New York state law has raised the age until which a child must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system (such as a booster seat) while riding in a motor vehicle. Children under the age of eight (instead of seven) must be seated i an appropriate restraint system that meets the child’s size and weight. A child restraint system may be a child safety seat, harness, vest or booster seat. The vehicle’s safety belt alone is not a child restraint system.