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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Younger than 2 years, or until meeting manufacturer's height/weight recommendations in a rear-facing child safety seat
  • 2 years and older and less than 55 pounds in a child restraint system in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations
  • Under 8 years, less than 80 pounds and shorter than 57 inches in a booster 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


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