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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 2 years old in rear-facing infant seat or until manufacturer's minimum weight requirement reached
  • 7 years or under

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

  • $50.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children in rear-facing devices must be in rear seat

Seat Belt Laws

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

  • $25.00

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-17 years (4-7 years with physician's exemption)

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • All drivers; passengers 18 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • Under 18: All; 18 and over: Front only

Heatstroke

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

No