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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

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

  • $25.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

When is a child restraint required?

  • Younger than 8 years of age and under 57 inches

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-17 years; Younger than 8 years of age and 57 inches or taller

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 18 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • Riders under 18: All; Riders 18 and over: Front only

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

  • Riders 18 and over: $20; Riders under 18: $25

Heatstroke

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

No