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September 10th, 2012, 08:14 AM
.Katie.
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Can someone please explain to me why some people go by age with booster seat laws??

I just discovered my step daughter spent the entire summer in Texas being driven around without a booster seat because her mom told her she was 8 now and didn't have to have one. I looked up their regulations, and it states that the child needs to be 4'9 and 100 lbs before using the adult seat belt.

She is only 4'5 and 60 lbs and she is in a booster while with us.

So are car seat laws really up to the parents discretion on whether or not they need to be upheld??
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September 10th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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No, laws are not up to citizens' discretion. However, if the driver isn't getting pulled over for something, it isn't likely that a vehicle is going to be pulled over for an older child not being in a booster. If it was a 2 year old bouncing around, unrestrained, in the backseat, they'd likely get pulled over.

By law, in Texas, the child just has to be ≥7 (and 57"). I'm not sure where you're getting the 100 pounds from?

State Child Passenger Safety Laws

4'9 (57 inches) is the "magic number" where most children can fit properly in a seat belt without a booster seat. Depending on how the child is proportioned and the vehicle they're riding in, they may fit before that height.
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September 11th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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I just wanted to say that i had the same situation with my step daughter - she turned 8 and her mom stopped using the booster... the law here is at least 4'9 and shes no where near that. We had to get into a fight with her to convince her to put her back into one because she was SURE you only had to be 8. Ugh.
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November 22nd, 2012, 08:25 AM
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My daughter just turned 9 last week and my son is 7.5 and they are both in boosters. I just recently took off the back of my dd's booster to just have the seat booster. She's only 50" so she has a ways to go before she meets the requirements (we live in Texas), she doesn't mind one bit.
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