Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, a revised law has new child restraint requirements for children under 16 years old who are being transported in a vehicle.
The Washington Child Passenger Restraint Law (RCW 46.61.687) requires the following:
- Children up to age 2 must ride in a rear-facing car seat.
- Children ages 2 to 4 must ride in a car seat with a harness (rear or forward-facing).
- Children 4 years and older must ride in a car or booster seat until they are 4’9’’ in height.
- Children up to age 13 must ride in the back seat when practical.
To learn more, visit www.wacarseats.com.