State House ceremony celebrates child restraint effort aimed at keeping youngsters safe
The new law requires children up to age 7 or 57 inches, whichever is first, to be in a child restraint seat while traveling in a motor vehicle.
The change will affect 15,000 children in the state.
Jim Esdon, Safe Kids NH coordinator said, “This legislation will help ensure that more children are riding safely and help keep them from being severely injured or worse in a car crash.”
“I am proud to have been the prime sponsor to increase the age of children using safety seats from the present age six and younger to age seven,” said Kelly. “Although this is an incremental step toward the national best practice of requiring restraints for children up to age eight or 57 inches tall, we are pleased that this will protect more children in New Hampshire.”
The new law takes effect on Jan. 1.
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