Weight Exemption Removed From Maryland Car Seat Ordinance

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In a bid to reduce spinal injuries among Maryland children, a doctors’ group has advocated a new law requiring children to be buckled in a safety seat if they are younger than eight years of age. This new law, which will go into effect today, makes it so that children more than 65 pounds in weight are no longer exempt from safety seats. The only exemption occurs if a child is taller than 4 feet 9 inches in height.

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