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Bill would require booster seats until children are nine years old

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- If a Kentucky bill becomes law, children would have to sit in booster seats until they are nine years old or 4'9" tall.

Supporters of House Bill 282 say the booster seat enhancement bill would bring Kentucky in line with 31 other states which requires children to continue to use belted booster seats until they are nine years old or 57 inches tall.

Kosair Children's Hospital says out of more than 140 trauma cases involving children in car crashes, 70 percent were between seven and 10 years old, so a booster seat was not required.

All had injuries to their internal organs.

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