Condition Vehicle Seat Laws and regulations within the U.S

 

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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. The Washington Child Passenger Restraint Law (RCW 46.61.687) requires the following: Children up to age 2 must ride in a rear-facing car seat.

Children ages 2 to 4 must ride in a car seat with a harness (rear or forward-facing). Children 4 years and older must ride in a car or booster seat until they are 4’9’’ in height. Arkansas Car Seat Laws. Arkansas car seat laws require children to meet age and weight criteria before they can sit without a child restraint device such as a booster seat in a moving vehicle. These booster seat laws intend to ensure children’s safety by requiring certain restraints to shield them during accidents and by reducing the number of children in front seats at risk of serious injuries due to.

The Massachusetts car seat requirements are specific to a child’s age or height. For example, in order to adhere to car seat safety laws within the state, a child passenger must be fastened and secured within an approved booster seat or restraint until they are at. The car seat regulations in GA state that all children younger than eight years old and shorter than 57 inches in height cannot sit in the front of a vehicle due to the threat an airbag poses to their health. However, no booster seat weight or age requirements are specified in the law.

Arizona Car Seat Laws Car seat laws in AZ aim to protect all child passengers in vehicles by creating age and height requirements. Booster seat laws in the state were amended in 2012 and continue to be adjusted as new child safety information is discovered. Therefore, keeping up with the latest laws and safety information can be challenging. Ohio’s child passenger safety law requires the following: 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. Indiana child car seat laws require all children younger than the age of eight to use a child car seat or a booster seat. There are additional requirements based on age and weight that you must adhere to, so be sure to review the details below: An infant car seat must be used for newborns up to the age of one or to a weight of 20 pounds. 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. With over 50 states in the U.S, there are no blanket car seat laws for each state.Instead, each state has designed their own car laws when discussing car seat laws for children.

There are many different laws to be aware of, and it can often be confusing for those who are constantly traveling between states.

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All fifty states have laws requiring that children under age four be properly restrained in a child safety seat when a car is in motion; more and more states are requiring that everyone riding in the front seat be buckled up, and that children who need them use booster seats.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 9th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, M.D.
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 9th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, M.D.
Skyhorse, 2012

However, with proper seating placement of the child within the car and usage of ageand size-appropriate car seats or booster seats, almost one-third of these deaths can be prevented, and injuries can be reduced by more than half (188–191).

“Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice” by David B. Arciniegas, MD, M. Ross Bullock, MD, PHD, Douglas I. Katz, MD, Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PHD, ABPP, Ross D. Zafonte, DO, Nathan D. Zasler, MD
from Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice
by David B. Arciniegas, MD, M. Ross Bullock, MD, PHD, et. al.
Springer Publishing Company, 2012

Most states have laws that mandate use of safety seats until the child reaches 4 years of age or at least 40 pounds in weight.

“Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics E-Book: First South Asia Edition” by Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman, O P Misra, Shakuntala Prabhu, Surjit Singh
from Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics E-Book: First South Asia Edition
by Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

These laws also typically stipulate that the child can use a seatbelt assembly when they are 8 years of age; however, they are safer if they remain using the booster seat until they reach the intended height and weight, regardless of age.

“Assistive TechnologiesE-Book: Principles and Practice” by Albert M. Cook, Janice Miller Polgar, Pedro Encarnação
from Assistive TechnologiesE-Book: Principles and Practice
by Albert M. Cook, Janice Miller Polgar, Pedro Encarnação
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Many states have extended their car seat laws to include children of booster seat age as well.

“Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 2-Volume Set” by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Bonita F. Stanton, MD, Joseph St. Geme, MD, Nina F Schor, MD, PhD
from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 2-Volume Set
by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Bonita F. Stanton, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, 2011a) recommends that all infants and toddlers ride in the back seat with a rear-facing-only seat and rear-facing convertible seat until they are 2 years of age or they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the manufacturer of the car safety seat.

“Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book” by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia Stockert, Amy Hall
from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book
by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

New Hampshire has no seat belt law for adults.18 The federal government is trying to persuade more states to toughen their laws by offering extra highway funds to those that have primary seat belt laws.

“Introduction to Public Health” by Mary-Jane Schneider
from Introduction to Public Health
by Mary-Jane Schneider
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws mandating their use, though the upper age limit for booster seat requirements varies by state.

“Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book” by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, Joseph St. Geme, Nina F Schor, Richard E. Behrman
from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book
by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

All states now have child passenger safety seat or restraint requirements for children, and all states except for New Hampshire have safety belt use laws for adults.”

“An Introduction to Community Health” by James F. McKenzie, R. R. Pinger, Jerome Edward Kotecki
from An Introduction to Community Health
by James F. McKenzie, R. R. Pinger, Jerome Edward Kotecki
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

Today, 30 states have primary seat belt laws (a person can be stopped for not wearing a seat belt) and 19 have secondary seat belt laws (a person must be stopped for another violation before the seat belt law can be enforced).

“Encyclopedia of Human Behavior” by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
from Encyclopedia of Human Behavior
by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Elsevier Science, 2012

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  • Bet it was very therapeutic for you two picking out that car seat! Excited for you both, hope you don’t have to wait too much longer ❤️❤️❤️

  • Instead of an infant seat you should look for a 3 in 1. They fit from birth to when they move to just a seatbelt as a big kid. Seats fit better in the middle and it’s also the safest place.

  • You fully remind me of myself every time I have waited for one of my babies to be born. It feels like they will never arrive but then they did. So exciting the time before they come along no matter how they come into your lives and when. You guys are so lovely and such troopers ��

  • Oh you are too cuteso very welcome. Btw if you didn’t read one of my past comments regarding my story… you and I have so many parallels. Same infertility problems/(including the same failed attempts)career working with young kids and an adoptive mom. I know that is where your journey will take you into the joys of parenting at long last. Hang in there. And oh you both are handling this may better than I did!!!!

  • Woohoo, how exciting!! So great to see you both so excited!:-)
    Also I loved Ellie’s reaction to it! Just curious as to whether you’ll keep it out for a bit so she can get used to it?

  • I waited for my baby for 4 years and during that time I never bought something for imaginary kid. my husband wouldnt understand it and support it. it is nice that you two see it the same way and do this together. I think it is great. keep that positive vibes and it will attract positive changes to you