Listed below by state is the
Age/Height/Weight requirements for use of a car or booster seat.
The chart is written in such that a child must use a car seat
until the listed weight and height and age. If an entry is
blank, that state law does not have that requirement.
age or weight or height is the same for a car seat and a
booster, then the state indicates that a booster OR car seat
must be used until that age / weight / height, but they have
left it up to the parent and seat guidelines to determine which
The info below is merely a guideline, it was
gathered from state web sites. The web site used can be found by
clicking on each state's name. State laws are constantly
IN NO WAY SHOULD YOU RELY UPON THIS
CHART AS A REPRESENTATION OF CURRENT LAW!
Currently, there is a major push to enact
laws that require children to be in a booster seat until the age
of 8 or 80 lbs. As a general rule: Rear facing car seat / infant
car seat until 1 year old and 20 lbs. Car seat until 4 years old
and 40 lbs. Booster seat until 8 years old and 80 lbs.
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