In the November 2009 journal from the American Academy of Pediatrics there is an excellent article regarding booster seats for children 4-8 years old. It describes how proper booster seats reduce injuries children sustain if involved in a car accident. To read the entire article, visit http://pediatrics.aappublications.org. A few years ago, the San Bernardino County Traffic Safety Task Force worked with the SAFE KIDS Inland Empire organization to educate families about the importance of child passenger safety. One of their goals was to clarify the some of the misunderstood points about California's child car seat laws. California laws require a child to sit in a safety seat or booster seat in the back seat of a motor vehicle until at least 6 years old and/or 60 pounds.