|Alaska Booster Seat Law|
NEW ALASKA BOOSTER SEAT LAW (Sept. 17, 2009)
CHILDREN OVER 4YRS OLD AND UNDER 8 YRS OLD (WHO ARE UNDER 4'9" OR LESS THAN 65 LBS.) SHALL BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN AN APPROVED BOOSTER SEAT OR CAR SEAT.
A seat belt alone is not enough to be safe or to comply with the Alaska law.
At eight years old the proper restraint system is to be determined by the driver.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Office (NHTSA) recommends children continue to use a booster seat until they reach the height of 4'9", which is when a seat belt (seat belts are designed to fit an adult body) fits at the upper thighs and between the shoulder and neck.
If your child turns eight years old and you are not sure if he/she is ready for using a seat belt alone - try The 5 Step Booster Test: