- 2 years or under and under 30 pounds in rear-facing child safety seat
- 7 years and under and shorter than 57 inches and under 80 pounds in child restraint
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Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws
Child Passenger Safety Laws
When is a child restraint required?
What is the maximum fine for a first car seat violation?
- $85; $40 for children between 8-17
When must a child sit in the rear seat?
- Children 7 and younger must be in rear seat
Seat Belt Laws
What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?
When can a child start using a seat belt?
- 7 years or under and 80 pounds or over or 57 inches or taller; 8-17 years
Who is covered by the seat belt law?
- Riders 8 and over
In what seats does the seat belt law apply?