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...