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Car hire and boosters in US

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jenniepanda Wed 30-Jan-13 21:40:04

Thanks notfarming, this is what it says about California

Child Restraints
Children must be secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint until they are at least 6 years old or weigh at least 60lbs.

Children weighing more than 40lbs may be belted without a booster seat if they are seated in the rear seat of a vehicle not equipped with lap/shoulder belts.

Children aged 6 to 15 year olds or children weighing 60lbs or more must be restrained but the adult belt can be used.

Soooo, does that mean that if my girls are 6 and 8 that they don't need booster seats, but can just use normal seatbelts??

lunchbox Wed 30-Jan-13 20:37:05

Not sure on the law in the US, but we've bought these for a trip to Australia, and they can be used as kids carry on luggage and then kept as a spare in car for emergencies
best idea ever

notfarmingatthemo Wed 30-Jan-13 19:32:20

All the information you need is here it is different in different states

jenniepanda Tue 29-Jan-13 21:44:13

Sorry to hijack, but I was just coming on to ask about car seats in California. What are the laws? We're hiring a car and have a 6 year old and an 8 year old.

loopyluna Fri 25-Jan-13 07:58:02

Ooh, sounds perfect. Will google!

SweepTheHalls Fri 25-Jan-13 07:48:40

Get a bubble bum inflatable booster to stick in your hand luggage. They are great. Fully certified for uk and us group 2 upwards.

loopyluna Fri 25-Jan-13 07:47:14

We've booked 12 days in Florida in April (yay) and will have a hire car. My youngest is 7 so still uses a booster sear.
Should we hire a booster as an extra (around $60), buy a cheap one there when we arrive or just take one with us?
What have others done about car seats and boosters?

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