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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • 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

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

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?

  • All

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

  • $40.00


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