Booster Seat Basics
Keeping children safe on the road means putting them in the right restraint at the right age. The Barren River District Health Department wants to make sure parents and childcare providers know that the often-missed booster seat step is essential.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that children who have outgrown child safety seats be properly restrained in booster seats in the back seat until they are at least eight years old, unless they are 4'9" tall. A booster seat lifts a child up so a safety belt can fit correctly.