Since July 2008, Massachusetts requires that children up to age eight, or 4 feet 9 inches in height, be restrained in a vehicle with the use of a booster seat.
- Booster seats are used for children between the ages of four and eight to elevate them in their vehicle's seat so that the shoulder and lap belts of a seat belt hit properly.
- Booster seats reduce motor-vehicle crash injury risk by 60 per cent compared to using a seat belt alone.
How Boston Children's approaches booster seats
Children's Injury Prevention Program is committed to making the law easy for families to follow. This includes tips on how to correctly install your child's booster seat, as well as distributing booster seats to eligible families through the primary care clinics.