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Feelings mixed over new child safety seat law

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Children must ride in booster seat until 8 years old or 4’9”

A new law that went into effect at the beginning of the year mandates that children wait until either their 8th birthday or when they measure at least 4 feet, 9 inches to ride without a car or booster seat. And Maderans have mixed feelings about it.

The law previously required that a child be strapped in a car or booster seat until 6 years old or at least 60 pounds.

For some parents, the upped age and height requirement won’t be a problem, while others find it annoying.

Madera resident Janet Rodriguez said she was going to keep her daughter Abigail in a car seat awhile anyway...


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