Child safety and booster seats

Tuesday, February 3rd 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A national coalition that promotes safety for children is proposing that child safety and booster seats be required to transport all children under the age of 6.

State law now requires them only for children under the age of 4.

Oklahoma's Safe Kids campaign is recommending an even more-stringent law: child safety seats or booster seats for all children under age 8 or unless they are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall.

A spokeswoman with the state Health Department could prevent as many as 1,500 injuries to Oklahoma children under the age of 6 every year.

The fine for violating the child-safety-seat law is $10 plus up to $15 in court costs.

The coalition wants the fine amount increased.