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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • 7 years or under and under 57 inches tall

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

  • $25 minimum; maximum unlisted

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • No Requirement

Seat Belt Laws

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

  • Riders under 17: $200 (driver); Riders 15 and over: $50

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8 years, and over 57 inches

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 7 and under who are over 57 inches; Riders 8 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

Heatstroke

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

Yes