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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 2 years in rear-facing infant seat
  • 2-8 years in forward-facing child safety seat or in booster seat secured by lap/shoulder belt (lap belt alone is not permissible)
  • 7 years or under in rear seat

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

  • $150.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • 7 years and younger must be in rear seat

Seat Belt Laws

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $25.00

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8 years and at least 57 inches if child can be properly secured by adult belt

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 8 and over

Heatstroke

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

No