West Virginia Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws

Rear-Facing Car Seat

Law states no preference.

Car Seat

Infants through children age 7 who are under 4' 9" must be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat.

Booster Seat

Infants through children age 7 who are under 4' 9" must be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat.

Seat Belt

  • Children ages 7 and under who are at least 4' 9" can be restrained by a safety belt.
  • Children ages 15 and under must be restrained.

Seating Position

Law states no preference.

Fines & Penalties

Minimum fine for first offense is $10, maximum fine is $20.

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

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

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