States including Florida are weighing and re-evaluating laws regarding booster seats for children ages 4 to 7 according to USA Today (States Weigh Booster Seat Laws for Kids).
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 41% of children 4-7 were routinely put in booster seats in 2006. About 350 children in that age group die in crashes each year. About 50,000 are injured. Half the children killed are unrestrained.
It is vital for Florida parents and others for that matter to put their children in child seats or booster seats and to use seat belts. Set a good habit for your children. Seat belts do save lives and prevent child injuries and death in cities like Jacksonville, Florida.