Traffic Safety Officials helping parents understand and practice changes to the child restraint law
Changes to Washington’s child passenger restraint law (RCW 46.61.687) take affect January 1, 2020. Car crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1-13. Using the right seat can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent. To help reduce fatalities, state traffic safety officials are using Child Passenger Safety Week to educate parents and caregivers about changes in the law and the correct installation and use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts.