- 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
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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?
- 11 years and younger and less than 100 pounds must be in rear seat
Seat Belt Laws
What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?
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?