Gov. Beshear signs child safety legislation

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Governor Steve Beshear joined child safety advocates at Kentucky Children’s Hospital on Monday morning, to ceremoniously sign new legislation for child passenger protection.

House Bill 315 raises the height requirement for booster seats from 50 inches to 57 inches.  This change, officials say, brings Kentucky’s booster seat law aligns the requirements with recommendations from injury prevention experts. Authorities say the bill clarifies that a child of any age who is over 57 inches will not be required to ride in a booster seat.

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Beshear was joined by Dr. Susan Pollack, director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Injury Program at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, as well executive vice president for health affairs at UK HealthCare Dr. Micheal Karpf.