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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
  • 2-3 years in a forward-facing child restraint
  • 4-7 years in a booster seat

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

  • $75.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

Seat Belt Laws

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 8 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • Riders 8-17: All; Riders 18 and older: Front only

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

  • $10.00

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8 years


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