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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 2 years and under 40 pounds and under 40 inches tall in rear-facing seat
  • Under 8 years and under 57 inches tall in rear seat

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

  • $100.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children 7 years and younger who are less than 57 inches must be in the rear seat

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-15 years or 57 inches and 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?

  • $162.00


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