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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 1 year or 20 pounds and under in rear-facing infant seat
  • 1-3 years and over 20 pounds in forward-facing infant seat
  • 4-8 years and under 57 inches in booster seat

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

  • $50.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children 8 years and younger and less than 57 inches must be in rear seat; rear seat recommended for children 9-12

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 9-15 years (or 12 years and under and over 57 inches)

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • All

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • Front only

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

  • $30.00


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