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Manitoba to join other provinces in new booster seat law

The Manitoba government will soon require drivers to have booster seats for school-age children.

Right now, the province only requires child seats for kids who are under five years old or weigh less than 50 pounds.

The government plans to require booster seats for bigger kids, as is the case already in most other provinces.

Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau will reveal details of the plan when he tables a proposed new law in the coming days.

He says the aim is to ensure kids don't get injured by seatbelts in the event of a collision.

In many provinces, kids have to be in a booster seat until they are at least nine years old or four feet, nine inches tall.

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