Children under age 1 or who weigh less than 20 pounds must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child safety seat.
Children ages 1 to 6 who weigh less than 60 pounds must be in proper safety seat.
Children under age 6 who weigh less than 60 pounds must be in a proper safety seat (booster seats can only be used in a seating position where there is a lap and shoulder belt available).
Children ages 7 through 15 who weigh more than 60 pounds.
Law states no preference.
Fines & Penalties
Maximum penalty for first offense is either $50 or $75, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
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