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Updates to safety seat law take effect Nov. 1

LAWTON, Okla._Oklahoma parents take note, a new safety seat law is set to take effect November 1.

Among the changes to the safety seat law, children must ride in a rear-facing car seat until they are two years old or surpass the height and weight limit of the car seat. Children under the age of four will be required to be secured in a child passenger restraint system. Children must be restrained in either a proper car seat or booster seat until they are either eight years old or are taller than 4’9”, whichever comes first. The old law required children between the ages of six and 13 to use a child passenger restraint system.

Yvette Zotigh, a certified child passenger safety technician, says it’s going to take training from the parents to make sure kids are staying put.

"A child who likes to put the annoying strap behind their shoulder, they're going to fold up like a sandwich," Zotigh explained.

You can read HB 1847 here.

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