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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 or 20-40 pounds in a forward-facing child safety seat
  • 5 years (but not yet 6) in a booster seat

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

  • $25.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 6-14 years

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 15 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All (eff. 9/1/2019)

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

  • $25.00


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