• Car Seat Safety


    The Marlborough ECC's primary concern is the safety and well-being of the children. Car seats - propery used - are a proven way to keep children as safe as possible while riding in a vehicle. Additionally, it is the law.


    The following is an excerpt from the ECC Family Guide:


    Car Seat Safety

    To read the law, visit http://www.carseatlaws.com/massachusetts-car-seat-laws.


    MA Child Carseat Laws, Chapter 3: Safety First also covers the Child Passenger Restraint Law in Massachusetts. Important Points include:

    • Children 12 years and younger must ride in federally approved child safety seats until they are 5 years old AND weigh at least 40 pounds.
    • Children older than 5 but younger than 12, who weigh more than 40 pounds, must ride in booster seats or use safety belts.


    It's crucial to note that it's not age the deterimes when a child no longer has to ride in a child safety seat, it's weight.


    If you have any concerns or questions about the use of car seats or need additional information, please contact the Marlborough ECC at (508) 460-3503.