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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Parents of young children listen up, your kids could end up having to use a car seat a lot longer.

Right now state law requires kids under six to use child safety restraints. A bill that passed the state house Tuesday would require children under 8 to be in car seats.

Some parents think the measure might be going too far.

"There may be some data out there that shows there's an increase safety, but for our 7-year-old, she hates sitting in a booster seat. I can't really blame her because she's safely buckled in our van the way it is ," said Gary Swartzentruber.

The bill includes an exemption for children who don't meet the age requirement but are at least 4-feet, 9-inches or 40-pounds.

If the bill becomes law,violators could get a $50 ticket.

 

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