Legislature advances bill changing child safety seat laws

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A bill raising the age for children to be restrained in a safety seat while inside a vehicle passed through to the second round in the Nebraska Legislature on Thursday.

The bill was pushed through by a 36-3 vote.

The bill requires children under the age of eight to be strapped into approved safety seats when riding in a car.

In addition, children under the age of three have to remain rear-facing inside child seats.

As of now, the law states children under the age of six must be restrained in safety seats.