New statewide law requires children under 7 to ride in a booster seat

A new statewide law starting Sunday requires Bronx drivers to start buckling up their children under age 7 into booster seats.

Children will be required to ride in an approved safety seat, which can cost between $20 to $80. Bronx residents who are unable to afford a required booster seat can contact the New York Department of Transportation. Educators with the Department say the new booster seats can reduce the risk of injury in children by 59 percent.

Parents who don?t put their child in a safety seat could be fined up to $100 and receive three points against their license.Related Link:New York Department of Transportation

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