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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 1 year and under 20 pounds in rear-facing child restraint
  • 1-5 years in child restraint or booster seat
  • Age 6-11 in a child restraint or seatbelt

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

  • $195.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 6-17 years

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 18 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • Front only

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

  • $127.50


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