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Child Safety Laws In Your State
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The map below currently features Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws. More child safety laws coming soon.
Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws
Child Passenger Safety Laws
What is the maximum fine for a first car seat violation?
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?
What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?