Missouri Car Seat Laws in 2022

By: Attorney Denise A. Blake* Editor’s note: This article was updated in 2022 to link a more appropriate section of the relevant statute and to reflect changes in Missouri car seat law enacted last year. In Missouri law, a driver in actual physical control of a motor vehicle transporting a child under sixteen years old … Read more

Car Seat Laws by State in 2022

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 2022

Editor’s note: This article was updated in 2022 to link to a more appropriate section of the relevant statute and to reflect changes in Washington state law enacted in 2020. 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 … Read more

Wyoming Car Seat Laws in 2022

Editor’s note: This article was updated in 2022 to reflect changes in Wyoming car seat law enacted in 2022. Wyoming law states 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 … Read more

Vermont Car Seat Laws in 2022

Editor’s note: This article was updated in 2022 to link to a more appropriate section of the relevant statute. 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 … Read more

Utah Car Seat Laws in 2022

Editor’s note: This article was updated in 2022 to link to a more appropriate section of the relevant statute. 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 … Read more

Washington D.C. Car Seat Laws in 2022

Editor’s note: This article was updated in 2022 to link to a more appropriate section of the relevant statute. According to Washington D.C. law, 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 … Read more

Wisconsin Car Seat Laws in 2022

Editor’s note: This article was updated in 2022 to link to a more appropriate section of the relevant statute. 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 … Read more

Virginia Car Seat Laws in 2022

Editor’s note: This article was updated in 2022 to link to a more appropriate section of the relevant statute. 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. … Read more

West Virginia Car Seat Laws in 2022

Editor’s note: This article was updated in 2022 to link to a more appropriate section of the relevant statute. 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. … Read more