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TPD enforcing AZ laws on booster seats during child safety week

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Police officers are out on the roads making sure parents and anyone driving with children are following the law, making sure that children who should be in a booster seat, actually are.

Arizona's child restraint law requires that every child under the age of eight and shorter than four feet nine inches must be properly secured in a booster seat.

This updates law has been in effect for a year now and makes not using a booster seat a primary offense, which means drivers can be pulled over just for this violation.   It carries a fine of $50.

As part of Child passenger safety week, TPD will be giving away free booster seats at the Ocotillo Learning Center.  The event will be held this Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Parents that already have a car seat can stop by for a free car seat check to ensure the seat has been properly installed.

The free booster seats will be available for children five to eight years old.

A similar event is also being held in Sierra Vista, hosted by the Sierra Vista Fire Department, on September 21. 

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