In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week, which is being observed in North Carolina this week, the Winston-Salem Police Department and Safe Kids of Forsyth County are sponsoring a free child safety seat check in the parking lot at Babies R Us, 975 Hanes Mall Blvd., on Saturday, Feb.17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
North Carolina law on safety seats changed in the last few years. Especially among parents of second-graders, who typically turn eight that year, there seems to be mass confusion.
Who by N.C. state law has to be in a booster? Is it eight years old OR eighty pounds or AND eighty pounds? And what's this whole twelve years old thing I keep hearing snatches of on the radio? Twelve for what? How old does a child need to be to sit in the front seat legally?
Find answers to those questions