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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

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

  • $75.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 2 years and under 40 pounds and 40 inches in rear-facing child restraint
  • Under 8 years

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-15 years; over 40 pounds in rear seat if only lap belt available

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

Heatstroke

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

No