Revised laws to take effect for child passenger safety
The state of Maryland has revised its child passenger safety laws, effective Tuesday.
The law now states:
A child younger than 4 years old (regardless of weight) or who weighs 40 pounds or less (regardless of age) must be secured in a federally approved safety seat.
A person may not transport a child younger than 16 years old unless the child is secured in a child safety seat or a vehicle seat belt.
A child younger than 16 years old may not ride in an unenclosed cargo bed of a pickup truck.
Information: (800) 370-SEAT.
Pub Date: 9/29/96