Seat Belt Laws
|Effective July 1, 2008 Age||Restraint||Section|
|0 to 3 Years||All passengers shall be properly secured in approved child restraint system.||257.710d Driver Responsible|
|4 to 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches in height||All passengers shall be properly secured in approved child restraint system||257.710e Driver Responsible|
|4 to 7 and 4 feet 9 inches or greater in height, or 8 to 15||All passengers shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt||257.710e Driver Responsible|
|16 Years and older||Driver and front seat passengers shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt||257.710e Violating Occupant Responsible|
Safety Belt Exemptions
Driver or Passenger
- Commercial or U.S. postal service vehicle that makes frequent stops
- In a bus, motorcycle, moped
- In a motor vehicle manufactured before January 1, 1965
- Motor vehicle not required to be equipped with safety belts under federal law
- Rural postal carrier while serving rout
- Who has a written verification from a physician for physical or medical reasons
- Children 8 years or older but less than 16 in front seat of a pickup without an extended cab or jump seats, if all available belts are used
- Children 8 years or older but less than 16 in rear seats if all available belts are used and driver and all front seat passengers are properly belted
- School bus passengers (driver must be belted)
How to Properly Install a Safety Seat
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in crashes, mainly because 3 out of every 4 children in child safety seats are not properly secured, or even worse, not restrained at all.
The Taylor Police Traffic Division will assist you with a child seat installation and/or inspection. Just call our certified child passenger safety seat technician at 734-374-1672 or our main number at 734-287-6611 for an appointment.
You can avoid becoming one of these statistics by learning the proper way to install your child’s seat.