Ohio Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws

Car Seat

Infants and young children must ride in a child safety seat according to car seat instructions until they are 4 years old AND weigh at least 40 pounds.

Rear-Facing Car Seat

Law states no preference.

Booster Seat

Children less than 8 years old, unless they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall must use a booster seat.

Seat Belt

Children ages 8-15 must use a child safety seat or safety belt.

Seating Position

Law states no preference.

Fines & Penalties

Maximum fine for first offense is $75.

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

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