You May Not Operate A Vehicle Unless All Child Passengers __________ Are Securely Fastened Into An Approved Child Restraint Device?


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You may not operate a vehicle unless all child passengers are provided with restraint seats approved by the law.

  • What is the law regarding child passengers?
In terms of car seat laws in America, you need to keep in mind that it differs from state by state, so if you are concerned you should speak to law officials in your local area. In some cases the state will not have a particular requirement in terms of age for children in cars. However, in most cases rear-facing seats will be deemed the most acceptable in terms of safety. The law says that every state in the country must keep child passengers under the age of 1 in a proper restrained car seat.

  • The use of booster seats
As mentioned above rules and regulations differ in every state, however in some areas the law is that children up to the age of 8 must use a booster seat. However, some leave it up to the parent or guardian to make the decision. Other states including Florida and Texas have a law that says a child can stop using a booster seat after the age of 5. There are also laws regarding to the weight of the child, for example in some states they rule that a child must weigh 80 pounds or less to use a booster seat. However, some states do not have this ruling at all.

  • Seat belts
As I have mentioned the laws within states vary, however the majority of them to require that a seat belt must be worn on all passengers until the age of 19. On the other hand some states have a law saying that anyone no matter what their age should wear a seat belt at all times.

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