Parents may need to dig out old booster car seats for their kids.
Parents may need to dig out old booster car seats for their kids once a new law takes effect on Monday, October 1st.
The law removes the 65-pound exemption for booster seat use for kids. Now, all children under eight years old must ride in a booster seat regardless of weight unless the child is 4-foot, 9-inches or taller.
"Really, the height and bone density plays a larger role regarding seat belt fit. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children to continue use belt positioning booster seats until they 4'9" and the seat belt fits properly," Christine Elise with AAA Mid-Atlantic said.
Another law taking effect will require all drivers to completely stop when approaching an intersection or cross walk with a non-functioning traffic light. It also requires a driver to remain stopped until it is safe to both enter and continue through an intersection.
Those who do not stop, will be fined $90 and two points as long as it does not contribute to an accident. Drivers causing an accident will be fined $130 and three points.
Mo-ped and motor scooter drivers will have to wear helmets and eye protection beginning on Monday. Those caught without helmets, can be fined up to $500. Also, all scooter and mo-ped drivers must have a valid driver's license or mo-ped/scooter permit