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Vermont Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws


Rear-Facing Car Seat

Infants under age 1 (regardless of weight) and children who weigh under 20 pounds (regardless of age) must be restrained in a rear-facing child safety seat, in the back seat unless the front passenger airbag is deactivated.

Car Seat

Children ages 2 to 7 who weigh more than 20 pounds must be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat.

Booster Seat

Children ages 2 to 7 who weigh more than 20 pounds must be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat.

Seat Belt

Children ages 8 to 17 must be restrained regardless of seating position.

Seating Position

Children 1 year and younger or less than 20 pounds must be in the rear seat unless the front passenger airbag is deactivated.

Fines & Penalties

  • First Offense: $25 fine
  • Second Offense: $50 fine
  • Third Offense: $100 fine

Need more information on state laws? Learn more about the laws where you live.

Note: Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. This information is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia, although if you are injured in an accident, we have relationships with other personal injury attorneys and lawyers throughout the United States.

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

All of our lawyers are licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. We also have lawyers licensed to practice in Ohio, and West Virginia and we associate with experienced attorneys in other states.

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