There is no question that the both the requirements and recommendations concerning children and car safety have undergone a dramatic transformation over the last several decades.
For example, while the norm used to be simply buckling up young children when they'd outgrown car seats, the new norm is keeping them firmly secured in specially designed booster seats until they reach a set age, height or weight.
In fact, Wisconsin law expressly dictates that all children must ride in a booster seat until they are eight years old, weigh over 80 pounds or are more than 57 inches (i.e., 4 feet 9 inches) in height.
While this law makes perfect sense to vehicle safety advocates, it may not make the most sense to parents and especially older children who have seen their peers transition out of booster seats.
Why then is the Wisconsin law written as it is?