Maine Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws
Rear-Facing Car Seat
Law states no preference.
Children must be in a car seat until they weigh at least 40 pounds.
Children weighing 40 to 80 pounds and who are less than 8 years of age must be in a safety system that allows an adult seatbelt to fit properly.
Children ages 8 through 17 or less than 18 years of age but taller than 4' 9" can use a safety belt.
Children 11 years and younger and less than 100 pounds must be in the rear seat if possible.
Fines & Penalties
Maximum fine for first offense is $50, with a maximum of $250 for subsequent offenses.
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