- Under 2 years or under 30 pounds in rear-facing restraint system
- 2-4 years or 30-40 pounds in child restraint system
- 5-7 years or 40-60 pounds in child restraint or booster seat (Booster seats only with lap and shoulder belt)
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Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws
Child Passenger Safety Laws
When is a child restraint required?
What is the maximum fine for a first car seat violation?
When must a child sit in the rear seat?
- No Requirement
Seat Belt Laws
What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?
- Riders younger than 18: $120; $92 for all other riders
When can a child start using a seat belt?
- 8-15 years and 60 pounds or over
Who is covered by the seat belt law?
- Riders 8 and over
In what seats does the seat belt law apply?
- Front only