- Under 2 years in a rear-facing child restraint unless over 40 pounds or 40 inches tall
- 3 years and younger in a child restraint
- 4-7 years in a child restraint or booster seat
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Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws
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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?
When can a child start using a seat belt?
- 8-15 years
Who is covered by the seat belt law?
- Riders 16 and over
In what seats does the seat belt law apply?