- Under 4 years or under 40 pounds in child safety seat
- 4-7 years and 40-80 pounds and 57 inches or shorter in child safety seat or booster seat
- 4 years or over and 80 pounds or over or taller than 57 inches in booster seat or safety belt
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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?
- $50; $10 for over 80 pounds or over 57 inches tall
When must a child sit in the rear seat?
- No Requirement
Seat Belt Laws
What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?
- Riders 8-15: $50; Riders older than 15: $10
When can a child start using a seat belt?
- 8-16 years; 4 years and over and over 80 pounds or over 57 inches tall
Who is covered by the seat belt law?
- Riders 8 and over
In what seats does the seat belt law apply?
- Riders 8-15: All; Riders over 15: Front only