Alabama Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws
Rear-Facing Car Seat
Children under age 1 or children who weigh less than 20 pounds must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child safety seat.
Children ages 1 through 4 or who children who weigh 20 to 40 pounds must be in a forward-facing child safety seat.
Children who are either over 40 pounds or at least 5 but not yet 6 must be in a booster seat.
Children and youth ages 6 through 14 must be restrained in a seat belt.
Law states no preference.
Fines & Penalties
One point for first offense, two points for second and subsequent offenses.
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