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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 2 years and under 30 pounds in rear-facing infant seat
  • Under 4 years and under 40 pounds in child safety seat
  • Under 8 years and shorter than 57 inches in rear seat

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

  • $75.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children 7 years and younger and less than 57 inches must be in the rear seat

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8 years or taller than 56 inches

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Rider 7 and under and more than 57 inches tall; riders 8 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $46.00


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