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.
Car Seat Recommendations for Children ... NYS law requires that all children ...
Can I use a child safety seat in a car with air bags? It is not illegal under NYS law
for a child passenger to ride in the front seat of a vehicle that has a passenger ...
Any child younger than four must ride in a federally approved child safety seat
that's properly secured by a safety belt or 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.
Driving in New York and need to know the car seat and booster seat laws? See
our child safety seat law listings for the entire United States.
Many laws require all children to ride in the rear seat whenever possible, and
most states permit children over a particular age, height or weight to use an adult
Feb 18, 2016 ... Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
about choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child.
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 ...
Child Safety Seats, Seat Belt Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Bicycle Safety ...
Additionally it will ensure compliance to the New Jersey Child Passenger
Restraint Law. ... child can maintain the correct seating position for as long as you
are in the car.