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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 2 years old in rear-facing infant seat
  • Under 8 years old in child safety seat and in rear seat

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

  • $25.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children 7 and younger must be in rear seat

Seat Belt Laws

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 18 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • Front only

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

  • $25.00

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-17 years


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