In Minnesota, a new booster seat law takes effect on July 1, 2009. Children less than eight years old or shorter than 4’ 9” tall will require a booster seat or safety seat. Children in this age group must not be restrained in a seat belt alone while traveling in an automobile. Booster seats and safety seats position a child higher in the car seat and place the child in the correct position in relationship to the seat belt.
If a parent fails to comply with the new booster seat law, the ticket may cost more than $100 dollars. This new law is part of the primary seat belt law that went in effect on June 9, 2009. Drivers may be stopped and ticketed if officers see children improperly restrained.
For more information about child safety and protecting their rights in motor vehicle accidents, please visit our website obtain a copy of our book devoted to children and auto safety.
The Keane Law Firm seeks to raise public awareness about child safety, child injury prevention and the rights of children that have been catastrophically injured in automobile accidents. Please call the office or visit our website for a consultation.
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Attorney Christopher Keane has devoted his Bay Area practice to representing children whose lives have been irrevocably altered by abuse, neglect, injury, or death. He is a member of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC), and is currently serving as the President on their Board of Directors. The prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers has awarded Christopher Keane a top rating and, reflecting his dedication to professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Keane is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America, listed in the top 500 Plaintiff's attorneys in America by Lawdragon.com and as a principal member of Keane Law has acted as lead plaintiff’s lawyer on a number of successful multi-million dollar cases.