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HEALTH: Mandatory booster seats for four and five year olds in Florida

FLORIDA  --  A Bill that would require four and five year olds in Florida to be in a booster seat while riding in a car is one step closer to being law. The legislation cleared another committee today in Tallahassee.

Right now, Florida law allows four and five year olds to wear a regular seatbelt while riding in a car. 
The bill's sponsor says seatbelts aren't enough, and booster seats can reduce the risk of serious injury  - by nearly 45 percent.

Rep. Keith Perry (R) Gainesville "These kids that are 4 years old 5 years old being strapped into adult seatbelts, the injuries are even worse sometimes than them not being in anything."

If passed, a driver with a child not in a booster seat could face a 60 dollar fine. The legislation does not apply to school busses. More health stories