Citations, Fines Coming for Booster Seat Law Violations

The Department of Public Safety says updated enforcement of a new Texas booster seat law, including fines, begins June 1.

A DPS statement Thursday says law officers next month can start issuing citations for violations, instead of only offering verbal or written warnings on the law that took effect Sept. 1, 2009.

The law requires all children younger than age 8, or unless already taller than 4 feet, 9 inches, to be in the appropriate child safety seat system when riding in a passenger vehicle.

DPS says safety or booster seats and safety vests must be installed according to instructions of manufacturers, including age, height, weight requirements and proper placement in the vehicle.

The updated enforcement includes fines, ranging from $25 to $250, for violations.

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