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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 1 year and under 20 pounds in rear-facing infant seat in rear seat
  • 1-3 years and 20-40 pounds in child safety seat
  • 4-7 years in booster seat

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

  • $82.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • 1 year and younger and less than 20 pounds must be in the 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?

  • Front only

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

  • $71.00

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-15 years


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