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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 1 year in rear-facing infant seat in rear seat
  • 1-4 years or under 40 pounds in child safety seat
  • 5-6 years or under 60 pounds in booster seat

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

  • $25.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children younger than 1 year in a rear-facing child restraint must be in the 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?

  • All

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

  • $25.00

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 7-17 years


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