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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 2 years (or until outgrows the top height or weight recommendations) in rear-facing child restraint (eff. 11/01/2019)
  • 3 years or under unless over 40 pounds and no lap/shoulder belt available
  • 4-7 years unless no lap/shoulder belt available

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

  • $100.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-15 years or over 40 pounds; 4-7 years if no lap/shoulder belt available

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • All riders

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All Seats (Eff. November 1, 2020)

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

  • $50.00


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