According to the news, in Maryland, a new law will be removing weight exemption for children placed in car seats.
The state currently requires that all kids younger than 8-years-old are placed and restrained in car seats while riding in any vehicle. There is currently a law, however, that excludes children that are 65 pounds or that weight over 65 pounds and are under 8-years-old.
Drivers not following these laws can be issued a $50.00 fine per child for violating the requirements. The same fine also goes towards children ages 8 to 16 who are not wearing seat belts.
For more on the new car safety seat requirements, read the full article here:
New Car Seat Law Removes Weight Exemption for Kids