Brewer signs booster seat bill into law - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Community Notes

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Brewer signs booster seat bill into law

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 11:15 am

Gov. Jan Brewer recently signed HB 2154, commonly referred as the booster seat legislation, into law. The law will go into effect in August. 

With the enactment of this bill, Arizona joins 47 states across the country that has established laws to protect older child occupants. Once HB 2154 takes effect, children under 8 years old or under 4 feet, 9 inches tall will be required to sit in a proper child safety seat, such as a booster seat, when riding in a vehicle in Arizona.

Prior to the enactment of HB 2154, state law permitted parents and caregivers to transition children from a child safety seat to an adult safety belt at the age of 5, despite overwhelming research that has shown these children aren’t properly protected. This made Arizona one of only three states without a law protecting children who are too big for a traditional car seat, but too small to be safely restrained by an adult safety belt alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the proper use of a safety seat can reduce a child’s fatality risk by up to 71 percent.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss


Submit Calendar Event

Facebook on Facebook

Twitter on Twitter


Subscribe to via RSS

RSS Feeds


Uber Car

Ahwatukee Little League 11s win district title

Ahwatukee Little League Minors topped Chandler National North to win the District 13 title.

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature had...

Online poll

prev next