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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • IIHS: Under 2 years and until reaching the manufacturer's weight or height limits must be in a rear-facing child restraint
  • 2 - 3 years and until reaching the manufacturer's weight or height limits in a forward-facing child restraint
  • 4 - 8 years or until reaching the manufacturer's weight or height limits in 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?

  • 12 and younger must be in the rear seat

Seat Belt Laws

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $25.00

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 9 - 17 years; children who have outgrown the manufacturer's height or weight limits of the child booster seat

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 9 and over

Heatstroke

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

No