Click on the state, below, to learn about child restraint laws. Keep in mind that even if you are not a resident of the state—for example, you are simply driving through—you must meet the host state requirements.
All states regulate what kind of restraint systems drivers must use to secure child passengers. Drivers who don’t follow the rules may face stiff penalties. So, it’s important to make sure children riding in your car have the kind of seat that the law requires.