TALLAHASSEE — Florida child restraint laws will change come Jan. 1.
In 2013, five children were killed and 150 injured in Florida traffic crashes as a result of improper or no child restraint use.
To date, five children have been killed and 145 injured for the same reason in 2014.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding parents and guardians with young children of a coming change in the Florida child restraint law. Beginning Jan. 1, children ages 4 and 5 will be required to sit in a child safety seat or a booster seat rather than only being buckled in a seatbelt.