New Jersey has new child safety seat rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Parents have new rules to follow when driving with their children in New Jersey.

Child safety seat rules that take effect on Tuesday adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.

Children under age 2 and who weigh less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear-facing seat that is equipped with a five-point harness.

Children between 2 and 4 who weigh up to 40 pounds can be in either a rear-facing or front-facing seat.

Youngsters between 4 and 8 who are less than 57 inches tall must be in a forward-facing seat or a booster seat.

Children between 8 and 17 must wear seat belts.