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Florida requires car seats through age 5

Instituting new restrictions on the public is usually a bad idea. However, the Florida legislature and Gov. Scott certainly go this right. Until today, Florida only required children through age three to be in car seats. The new law requires kids to be in either a 5-point harness or use a booster seat until their 6th birthday. Prior to the enactment of this statute, Florida ranked last in child safety seat laws. Can’t really blame the legislature as they passed a law in 2001 but it was vetoed by then Gov. Jeb Bush. Anyway kudos to Florida law makers for finally getting it right. See we don’t have to be the nation’s laughing stock all the time. For anyone interested this was HB 225.

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