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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 4 years in child safety seat​
  • 4-7 years in a child safety seat or a booster seat

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

  • $100.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

Seat Belt Laws

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 8 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $102 in O'ahu, Maui and Hawai'I
  • $112 in Kaua'I

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 4-7 years and over 57 inches tall; 4-7 years and 40 pounds or over in rear seat can use lap belt if lap/shoulder belt unavailable


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