The other day I read an article about a woman who was pulled over because someone reported that her 1 year old was sitting on her lap. This could have been like the Britney Spears but this went a step farther……the officer discovered that the woman was breastfeeding while driving.
While there is no law about breastfeeding while driving THERE ARE child restraint laws! Want to learn more about child safety in cars, take our online class.
As of September 1st 2015 the laws in New Jersey changed when it comes to car seats. The law now states :
Any child under the age of 8 years old and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as follows in the rear seat of a motor vehicle:
A child under the age of 2 years and 30 pounds shall be secured in a rear-facing seat equipped with a 5-point harness.
A child under the age of 4 years and 40 pounds shall be secured as described in (a) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing seat, then in a forward-facing child restraint equipped with a 5-point harness.
A child under the age of 8 and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as described in (a) or (b) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing or forward-facing seat, then in a belt positioning booster seat.
A child over 8 years of age or 57 inches in height must be properly secured by a seat belt.
If there are no rear seats, the child shall be secured as described above in the front seat except that no child shall be secured in a rear-facing seat in the front seat of any vehicle that is equipped with an active passenger-side airbag. The aforementioned is acceptable if the airbag is de-activated.
For more updates on changing laws check this blog spot and as always, DRIVE SAFE!