Wisconsin Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws
Rear-Facing Car Seat
Children less than 1 year of age and children who weigh less than 20 pounds are required to use a rear-facing child safety seat in the back seat if possible.
Children ages 1 to 3 who weigh between 20 and 40 pounds are required to use a forward-facing child safety seat in the back seat if possible.
Children ages 4 through 7 who weigh at least 40 pounds but less than 80 pounds and who are less than 57 inches tall are required to be in a booster seat.
- Children ages 8 to 15 must be restrained in all seating positions.
- Children 8 years and younger who are more than 80 pounds and who are 57 inches or taller.
Children ages 3 and younger must be in a rear seat, if available.
Fines & Penalties
Maximum fine for first offense is $75.
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Source: "Child Passenger Safety Laws." Governors Highway Safety Association. Updated September 2011.
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