Free Child Safety Seat Fitting
Booster seats can be used by children who weigh more than 40 pounds. The New York State booster law requires children under the age of eight (as of November 24, 2009) to be restrained by a child restraint system in a motor vehicle. It will take place of the current law, which requires children under the age of seven to be restrained by a child restraint system.
An appropriate child restraint system is one which meets the child’s height and weight as recommended by the manufacturer. Depending on the size of the child, the restraint system may be a child passenger safety seat or a booster seat. The vehicle’s safety belts alone are not defined as a child restraint system.
Those passengers age 12 years and younger must ride in the backseat, and anyone riding in a car under the age of 16 who rides in either the front or back seats must wear a seat belt.
The Oswego Hospital became a permanent car seat fitting station in 1999.