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Buckle Up! New Car Safety Seat Rules for Kids in New Jersey

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    There are new rules on the road in New Jersey for parents driving with kids in the car. NBC10’s Cydney Long has the latest on the “child safety seat requirements” that took effect Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015)

    New Jersey has new child safety seat rules.

    The rules, which take effect Tuesday, adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.

    New Car Seat Rules in NJ

    [PHI] New Car Seat Rules in NJ
    New car seat rules went into effect for drivers in New Jersey. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015)

    Children under age 2 and who weigh less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear-facing seat that is equipped with a five-point harness.

    Children between 2 and 4 who weigh up to 40 pounds can be in either a rear-facing or front-facing seat.

    Youngsters between 4 and 8 who are less than 57 inches tall must be in a forward-facing seat or a booster seat.

    Children between 8 and 17 must wear seat belts.

    For information on child car seat laws and where parents can get their children's car seats checked, click on one of the links below:

    Pennsylvania

    New Jersey

    Delaware