You are here

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
  • Under 4 years in child restraint
  • 4-7 years and shorter than 57 inches in a child restraint or booster seat

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

  • $50.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

Seat Belt Laws

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

  • $20.00

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8 years or over or 57 inches or taller

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 13 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • Front only

Heatstroke

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

Yes