- 40 inches or shorter in a child restraint
- Under 8 years and 40-57 inches in a booster 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?
- No Requirement
Seat Belt Laws
When can a child start using a seat belt?
- 8-13 years; 4-7 years over 80 pounds or taller than 57 inches
Who is covered by the seat belt law?
- Riders 14 and over
In what seats does the seat belt law apply?
- Riders ages 14-17: All; Riders 18 and over: Front only
What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?
- Riders ages 14-17: $60; Riders older than 17: $30