The State of Florida holds the distinction along with the State of Arizona and the State of South Dakota of having no booster seat law in effect. A bill has been proposed by Rep. Richard Steinberg, Democrat – Miami Beach – and Rep. Richard Glorioso, Republican -Plant City. Unfortunately, according to a recent news story posted in the Jacksonville, Florida Times Union Newspaper, it does not appear that the bill will pass. The majority of States have a booster seat law in effect for children ages 4 to 7 since standard seat belts for children in this age range are not optimal for the size of the children. See New Year Raises Age Requirements for Child Booster Seats
A law that promotes child safety is a law that could save lives and prevent serious child personal injury and death. AAA Auto Clubs South, Safe Kids U.S.A. and other child safety advocate groups support a child booster seat law. You can read more about this story at Florida Booster Seat Law to Promote Child Safety Unlikely this Year. See also Florida Bill Would Require Booster Seats for Children.