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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children 11 years and younger and 65 inches or less must be in rear seat if passenger airbag is active

When is a child restraint required?

  • 7 years or under and under 66 pounds

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

  • $25.00

Seat Belt Laws

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 16 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $25.00

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-15 years or 66 pounds and over

Heatstroke

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

No