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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Rear-facing until 2 years
  • Child restraint required for 7 or younger and 40 pounds or less
  • Booster seat for children over 40 pounds but under 8 years or under 57 inches tall

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

  • $110.00

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 57 inches tall

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • All riders

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $130.00


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