Arizona could soon require car booster seats for kids 5 to 8

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PHOENIX -- Arizona is one of only three states that does not have a law requiring children between 5 and 8 years old to use booster seats in cars, but that could soon change.

Car booster seats required?

Arizona could soon require car booster seats for kids 5 to 8 - Arizona is one of only three states that does not have a law requiring children between 5 and 8 years old to use booster seats in cars, but that could soon change.

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The National Transportation Safety Board is urging Arizona, along with South Dakota and Florida, to enact tougher measures to make sure kids are safely restrained in cars. The federal board has pushing for the requirement for more than 10 years.

Here in Arizona, a bill addressing the issue is making its way through the House.

Sen. Linda Gray is behind the bill, which would require all kids younger than 9 be properly restrained when in a vehicle. Kids between the ages of 5 and 8 would have to be in booster seats, which are designed to raise children so that seat belts fit properly.