Whether you are a College Station resident, or are looking into making the move to Texas, a new law might apply to you and your children. The Texas Department of Public Safety has released some clarification on their law regarding children younger than eight years old being required to use a booster seat. The law states that all children younger than eight — UNLESS taller than 4’9″ must be in a child passenger safety system. This includes traditional car seats with harnesses and booster seats.
The law also requires that these safety and booster seats be installed according to the manufacturers of the safety seat system. Further, they must be installed and utilized correctly with respect to the child’s height and weight, and its placement in the vehicle.
This law went into effect September 1, 2009. However, for the past nine months law enforcement officers may have enforced the law with written or verbal warnings. As of June 1, 2010 officers may arrest or issue a citation to any person committing this offense.
So if you are a resident of Bryan/College Station, an interested homebuyer traveling into Texas to look into our fantastic homes in the community, or someone who has already made the smart decision to relocate to College Station, make sure you are fully aware of this law and what it means for you and your children.
Clay Lee – Realtor
Century 21 Beal, Inc.
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