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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

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

What is the maximum fine for a first car seat violation?

  • $50.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • Over 4 years and 65 pounds or over (or 57 inches or taller)

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 16 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?

  • $15.00


Does law give immunity to person rescuing child in hot car?