MARYLAND - Maryland's new child safety seat law is set to take effect on Oct. 1.
It will now require children under eight years of age to be in a child safety seat, unless they are 4 feet 9 inches or taller. This change removes the weight exemption of children weighing more than sixty-five pounds who could previously be transported in a motor vehicle without a child safety seat.
The law will also increase the fines for violations from $25 to $50.
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