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Illinois Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws

Illinois

Rear-Facing Car Seat

Law states no preference.

Car Seat

Infants through children age 7 must be restrained in a proper safety seat.

Booster Seat

Infants through children age 7 must be restrained in a proper safety seat.

Seat Belt

  • Children ages 18 and under must be restrained.
  • Children weighing more than 40 pounds may be restrained in a lap belt in the back seat if the vehicle is not equipped with a combination lap/shoulder belt.

Seating Position

Law states no preference.

Fines & Penalties

Maximum fine for first offense is $75.

Need more information on state laws? Learn more about the laws where you live.

Note: Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. This information is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia, although if you are injured in an accident, we have relationships with other personal injury attorneys and lawyers throughout the United States.

Source: "Child Passenger Safety Laws." Governors Highway Safety Association. Updated September 2011.

All of our lawyers are licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. We also have lawyers licensed to practice in Ohio, and West Virginia and we associate with experienced attorneys in other states.

The materials at this web site have been prepared by our Law Firm for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. These materials do not, and are not, intended to constitute legal advice. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information provided at this site is subject to change without notice. Although we try to keep our site current and accurate, you should not rely on this information or its applicability to any specific circumstances without speaking with an attorney.
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