- Under 8 years and 57 inches or shorter in rear seat
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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?
- 7 years and younger must be in rear seat
Seat Belt Laws
When can a child start using a seat belt?
- Over 57 inches tall; 40 pounds or over in rear seat can use lap belt if lap/shoulder belt unavailable
Who is covered by the seat belt law?
- Riders 8 and over
In what seats does the seat belt law apply?
- Riders 8-17: All; Riders 18 and over: Front only
What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?
Does law give immunity to person rescuing child in hot car?