Iowa 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.
- Infants under age 1 or children less than 20 pounds must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child safety seat.
- Children through age 5 must be in a proper child safety seat.
- Children ages 1 to 5 must be in a proper child safety seat.
- Children ages 6 through 17 must be in a child safety seat or safety belt.
All children ages 6 through 17 must use a safety belt.
Law states no preference.
Fines & Penalties
The fine for a violation is $100.
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Source: "Child Passenger Safety Laws." Governors Highway Safety Association. Updated September 2011.
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