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Child Safety Laws In Your State
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The map below currently features Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws. More child safety laws coming soon.
Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws
Child Passenger Safety Laws
What is the maximum fine for a first car seat violation?
When must a child sit in the rear seat?
- No Requirement
When is a child restraint required?
- Under 1 year or under 20 pounds in a rear-facing infant seat
- 1-4 years old and over 20 pounds in a child safety seat
- 4-7 years old and 20-64 pounds or over (or under 57 inches tall) in a booster seat
Seat Belt Laws
Who is covered by the seat belt law?
- Riders 16 and over
In what seats does the seat belt law apply?
What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?
When can a child start using a seat belt?
- Over 4 years and 65 pounds or over (or 57 inches or taller)