Washington law will keep kids in car seats until middle school

Charlie Woodhouse gestures from his new child seat
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By 1010 WINS

OLYMPIA, WA (1010 WINS) -- Washington state is getting new booster seat laws.


Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will require children under the age of 12 and shorter than 4'9" to sit in a booster seat.

That means some kids could be in middle school and still be required to ride in a car seat.

Children under 13 must sit in the back seat of the vehicle.

The law will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

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