According to recent reports, a new New Jersey bill is promising to raise the penalty for car seat violations to $100 for those who are violating the law for the first time and to $500 on subsequent offenses.
Reports show that current fines range from $10 to $25, which, some say, is not enough to stress the importance of keeping a child safe in a vehicle. Present day New Jersey law requires that children who are younger than 8 or who could weigh less than 80 pounds are placed safely in child passenger restraint systems or booster seats, which could keep children from being injured in auto crashes.
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Child safety at heart of legislative discussion in NJ