Child Restraint Laws

Any child under 1 year old or any child weighing less than 20 pounds must be in a rear facing child restraint in the rear seat, if available.

Any child age 1 to 3 years weighing more than 20 pounds should be transported in a forward facing Child Restraint System in the rear seat, if available.

Any child 4 to 8 years old measuring less than 4 feet 9 inches in height must be in a Belt Positioning Booster Seat in the rear seat, if available.

Children aged 9 to 12 or any child 4-12 who measures more than 4 feet 9 in height must use a Seat Belt Restraint System in the rear seat, if available.

Children age 13-15 must use a Passenger Restraint System.

 

The driver of the vehicle is responsible for making sure that any passenger under the age of 16 years is properly restrained and can be issued a citation for this offense. Any person 16 or 17 years old is responsible for themselves and can be issued a citation for this offense.