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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • 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)

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

  • $92.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

Seat Belt Laws

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

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

  • Riders younger than 18: $120; $92 for all other riders


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