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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?
- Children 7 years and younger who are less than 57 inches must be in the rear seat
When is a child restraint required?
- Under 2 years and under 40 pounds and under 40 inches tall in rear-facing infant seat
- Under 8 years and under 57 inches tall in rear 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?
- 8-15 years or 57 inches and taller