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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • 7 years or under and under 80 pounds

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

  • $25.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children 4 years and younger who weigh less than 40 pounds must be in the rear seat unless the front passenger airbag is deactivated or the restraint is designed for use with airbags

Seat Belt Laws

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 16 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $25.50; $10 for rear seats

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-15 years or 40-80 pounds in seats without shoulder belts


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