Missouri Car Seat Laws in 2021

By: Attorney Denise A. Blake* In Missouri law, a driver in actual physical control of a motor vehicle transporting a child under sixteen years old in a motor vehicle operated on the state’s streets or highways must protect that child by securing him or her in a properly adjusted and fastened child passenger restraint system, … Read more

Car Seat Laws by State in 2021

Alabama Alabama Car Seat Laws Children up to six years old must be properly secured in an aftermarket or integrated car seat or booster seat meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards when being transported in a motor vehicle on roadways, streets, or highways: Children up to one year old and weighing up to twenty … Read more

Washington Car Seat Laws in 2021

Washington’s child passenger restraint law applies when a child under sixteen is being transported in a motor vehicle required to have a safety belt system in the passenger seat or in a neighborhood or medium-speed electric vehicle. The law states that a child under thirteen years old should be transported in the back seat when … Read more

Wyoming Car Seat Laws in 2021

A child under nine years old must be properly secured in a child safety restraint system in the rear seat when being transported in a passenger vehicle. A child safety restraint system is defined as a device meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards designed to protect, hold or restrain a child to prevent or … Read more

Vermont Car Seat Laws in 2021

According to Vermont’s Child Restraint Systems Law, a child under one year old or weighing less than twenty pounds must be properly restrained in a rear-facing position and properly secured in a federally approved child passenger restraining system which is not installed in front of an active air bag when being transported in a motor … Read more

Utah Car Seat Laws in 2021

In Utah law, a child under eight years old and less than 4’9” tall is required to be restrained in a child restraint device according to manufacturer’s instructions when being transported in a motor vehicle operated on a highway. A child under eight years old and at least 4’9” tall or between eight and seventeen … Read more

Washington D.C. Car Seat Laws in 2021

A child under three years old must use a child restraint seat in a rear-facing position until he or she is two years old or weighs at least forty pounds and is at least 3’4” tall. A child between three and seven years old must use an installed infant, convertible (toddler), or booster child safety … Read more

Wisconsin Car Seat Laws in 2021

In Wisconsin law, a child under eight years old must be restrained in an age- and size-appropriate safety restraint system which meets department standards. A child between eight and seventeen years old must be properly restrained in a safety belt. Babies and Children Under One Year Old or Less Than Twenty Pounds A child under … Read more

Virginia Car Seat Laws in 2021

In Virginia law, a child under two years old must be properly secured in the back seat in a rear-facing child restraint device until he or she reaches the manufacturer’s minimum weight limit to face forward. A child between two and seven years old must be properly secured in the back seat in a child … Read more

West Virginia Car Seat Laws in 2021

In West Virginia law, a child under eight years old and less than 4’9” tall must be properly placed, maintained, and secured in a child passenger safety device system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards. A child under eight years old and at least 4’9” tall may be properly placed, maintained, and secured in … Read more