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Child Safety Laws In Your State
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The map below currently features Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws. More child safety laws coming soon.
Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws
Child Passenger Safety Laws
What is the maximum fine for a first car seat violation?
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
When is a child restraint required?
- 7 years or under and under 80 pounds
Seat Belt Laws
Who is covered by the seat belt law?
- Riders 16 and over
In what seats does the seat belt law apply?
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