Maine Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws

Rear-Facing Car Seat

Law states no preference.

Car Seat

Children must be in a car seat until they weigh at least 40 pounds.

Booster Seat

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.

Seat Belt

Children ages 8 through 17 or less than 18 years of age but taller than 4' 9" can use a safety belt.

Seating Position

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

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