Many states require that infants be kept in a rear facing car seat until age 1, or 20 lbs, though pediatricians recently recommended that this be extended to age 2.
Rear facing car seats are safer for children because their neck muscles are still developing, and in case of accident, too much strain is placed on the neck if they are in a forward facing car seat. Check out the links below for regulations by state.
The chart below lists all current child passenger safety laws. All states have
enacted laws requiring some type of child passenger restraint system be used.
Whether you have children or are expecting a little one, it's important to make ...
Whether you're buying your child's first car seat, deciding whether to let your kids
Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the
... 16 years of age and over are subject to California's Mandatory Seat Belt law.
passenger safety laws
previously required only children younger than five years of age and less than 36 inches in height to ride in an approved child
restraint. Beginning September 1, 2009, the law
has been updated to require children under age 8 to ride in... More »
It is the responsibility of the supervising adult to ensure that any child under 5
years old is seated in a ...
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have child safety seat laws. Child safety
seat laws require children to travel in approved child restraints or booster seats ...
Car Seat Recommendations for Children ... NYS law requires that all children ...
Free Car Seat Distribution Facilities ... Booster Seats Are the Law in Minnesota ...
Learn more about Minnesota's child passenger safety law, which requires a ...
Children under age 8 must use a forward facing car seat or booster seat ...
Violation of the booster seat and the child restraint law are standard offenses.