Important information about the car seat laws going into effect on January 1st, 2020! 

The revised car seat law will require the following:

  • Children up to age 2 must be properly secured in a rear-facing car seat.
  • Children ages 2-4 must be properly secured in a car seat with a harness (rear or forward facing).
  • Children 4 and older and less than four feet nine inches tall must be secured in a booster seat with seat belt (or continue in harness seat).
  • Children over height four feet nine inches must be secured by a properly fitted seat belt (typically starting at 8-12 years old).


Here's an article from the Washington Traffic Commission with some background. 

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