- 1 year and younger and less than 20 pounds must be in the rear seat
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Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws
Child Passenger Safety Laws
When must a child sit in the rear seat?
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?
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?
When can a child start using a seat belt?
- 8-15 years