Tennessee Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws
Rear-Facing Car Seat
Children under the age of 1 who weigh less than 20 pounds must use a rear-facing child safty seat in the rear seat if available.
Children ages 1 to 3 who weigh more than 20 pounds must use a forward-facing child safety seat in the rear seat if available.
Children ages 4 to 8 and less than 4' 9" tall must use a booster seat in the rear seat if available.
- Children ages 9 through 15.
- Any child 12 and younger who is 4' 9" or taller.
- Children 8 years and younger and less than 4' 9" must be in rear seat if available.
- Rear seat recommended for children ages 9 through 12.
Fines & Penalties
Maximum fine for first offense is $50.
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