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Monday, August 31, 2009

FL Child Car Seat Laws

Child Car Seat Requirements
Florida law requires children under 5 years of age to be properly restrained no matter where they are seated in the vehicle.
Children through age 3 must be secured in a separate carrier (child safety seat) or in a vehicle manufacturer's integrated child safety seat.
For children ages 4 - 5, a separate carrier, an integrated child safety seat, or a safety belt may be used. If a safety belt does not fit the child correctly, a booster set should be used to correctly position the lap and shoulder belts once they outgrow forward facing child safety seats (generally at about 40 pounds and 4 years old).
Children from approximately 40-80 pounds and under 4'9" in height should ride in a booster seat.

Infants must ride rear-facing until they are at least one year old and weigh 20 pounds or more. Rear-facing, the infant should be semi-upright at an angle or no more than 45 degrees. A forward-facing older child should ride sitting upright.

Never place a child in a child safety seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. Always use the back seat.

Violation of the child restraint law carries a fine of $60 and 3 points on the driving record.

2 notes:

Livin' out loud said...

You know, we bought a booster seat for Gwen. She was 58lbs when we brought her home. We put her in it on the way home from the airport, but she was SO uncomfortable because she is not a small girl (she is 65 lbs now) and her poor hips were literally wedged into the seat. Next day, we took the booster out, her seatbelt fit her just fine....now Mikala-she'll be in a booster until she is 35!

Nicole said...

LOL Susan! I think Vinny would choke me if I told him he needed a booster...but since his seatbelt fits him I believe he is okay. Now Sal on the other hand is mighty short and Kelli is mighty light!