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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 40 pounds in child safety seat

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

  • $50.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • 11 years and younger and less than 100 pounds must be in rear seat

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-17 years or under 18 years and over 57 inches tall

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 18 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $50.00

Heatstroke

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

No