Child Passenger Safety Tips and Guidelines
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CAR SEAT LAW
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Child passenger restraint laws that increase the age for car seat or booster seat use result in more children being buckled up. Among five states that increased the required car seat or booster seat age to 7 or 8 years, car seat and booster seat use tripled, and deaths and serious injuries decreased by 17%. To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements.
Keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12. Recommended car seats based on your child’s age and size. Make sure children are always properly buckled in the back seat in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their weight, height, and age.
Install and use car seats and booster seats according to the seat owner’s manual. Children should remain in booster seats until they can safely use an adult seatbelt. Adult belts.
An adult belt may be used once the lap belt crosses the thighs and hips, the child’s knees bend over the edge of the seat, and the shoulder strap crosses the chest—not neck—of the child. A rear facing car seat shall not be used in the front seat of a vehicle. A child 8 or older and weighing 60 pounds or more shall be restrained by an appropriate child restraint or seat belt. Children 4 or younger weighing less than 40 pounds shall use an approved child restraint in a student transportation vehicle. Children less than 4 years old or 40 pounds must use a child safety seat meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Children less than 8 years old, unless they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall must use a booster seat. Children ages 8-15 must use a child safety seat or safety belt. Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat. Children must be in a car seat until they reach age 4 and 40 pounds, and in a booster seat until they reach age 8, more than 80 pounds in weight, or more than 4 ft.
9 in. tall. Tiered structure applies: Less than 1 year old, or less than 20 lbs. must be in a rear-facing child seat in the back seat (if so equipped). Children age one (1) through age three (3), and weighing more than twenty (20) pounds, must be secured in a child safety seat in a forward facing position in the rear seat, if available, or according to the child safety restraint system or vehicle manufacturer’s instructions. Children less than 8 years old, unless they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall must use a booster seat.
Children ages 8-15 years must use a child safety seat or safety belt. Fines will range from a minimum of $25 to a maximum of $75 per occurrence. A booster seat can be purchased for as little as $15.
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