- Under 1 year or under 20 pounds in rear-facing car seat
- 1-3 years or less than 40 pounds in forward-facing child safety seat
- 4-7 years or 40-80 pounds and under 57 inches tall in booster seat
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Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws
Child Passenger Safety Laws
When is a child restraint required?
What is the maximum fine for a first car seat violation?
- $175.30 if passenger under 4 years, $150.10 if passenger 4-7 years
When must a child sit in the rear seat?
- Children 3 and younger must be in a rear seat
Seat Belt Laws
When can a child start using a seat belt?
- Over 8 years or heavier than 80 pounds or taller than 57 inches
Who is covered by the seat belt law?
- All riders except for children restrained in child restraint
In what seats does the seat belt law apply?
What is the maximum fine for a first seat belt violation?