New law in Washington state could keep kids in booster seats much longer

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A new law in Washington state is trying to keep some children in car seats much longer, until they’re pre-teens!

The state’s governor just signed a bill that requires children 12 years old or younger to sit in booster seats if they are shorter than 4’9″. 

All children have to sit in the backseat until they are 13. 

The new law also says children younger than two must stay in rear-facing car seats until they meet guidelines set by seat manufacturers.

The law officially goes into effect in 2020.

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