The new law requiring 4- through 7-year-olds to ride in booster seats will come as a bothersome surprise to some parents come July 1. But under the law, which Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed Monday, only warnings will be issued for the first year, and after that, an errant parent can have his fine waived by getting a booster seat. Most important: More kids riding with proper restraints will mean fewer injuries and deaths in accidents. “It’s absolutely the right thing,” state Sen. Les Donovan, R-Wichita, said four years ago. And now, thanks in part to his tenacity, it’s also the law.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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