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Parents in Kentucky will be required to take new measures to protect their children in the car.
Starting tomorrow, if your child is under 7 years of age and is between 40 and 50 inches tall, he or she will have to ride in a booster seat. The new requirements are part of a new state law that sets forth guidelines for child safety seats, booster seats and seat belts.
Captain Tim Lucas, commander of the KSP Highway Safety Branch, stated that the new law will be phased in over the next year.
"On July 15, law enforcement will begin issuing courtesy warnings to those who do not have their children in booster seats. Courtesy warnings will be issued through June 30, 2009. After that date, violators will be required to pay a fine of $30," Lucas said.
"Any person who has not been previously charged with a booster seat violation can have the charge dismissed by providing proof that they have acquired a booster seat for the child."