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Child Safety Laws In Your State

Child Passenger Safety Laws

When is a child restraint required?

  • 8 years or under in rear seat

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

  • $50.00

When must a child sit in the rear seat?

  • Children 8 years and younger must be in rear seat

Seat Belt Laws

When can a child start using a seat belt?

  • 9 years

Who is covered by the seat belt law?

  • Riders 9 and over

In what seats does the seat belt law apply?

  • All

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

  • $25 for driver; $10 if in passenger's seat


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