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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

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

  • $25.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children 1 year and younger or less than 20 pounds must be in the rear seat unless front passenger airbag deactivated

When is a child restraint required?

  • Under 1 years or under 20 pounds in rear-facing infant seat in rear seat unless front passenger airbag is deactivated
  • 1-7 years and over 20 pounds

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 8-17 years and over 20 pounds

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 18 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $25.00

Heatstroke

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

Yes