Did you know that it’s against the law for children 17 and under to ride in a vehicle without a seatbelt? Here are a few Florida car seat laws you should be aware of:
- Children 0-3 years old: Children in this age group must be secured in a separate carrier device or a child seat that is integrated by the manufacturer.
- Children 4-5 years old: Children in this age group must be secured in a separate carrier, an integrated seat, or a child’s booster seat.
- Children 6-17 years old: Children in this age group must always wear a seatbelt.
Keep in mind that these categories are the minimum requirements to prevent you from receiving a ticket. Many disagree as to whether these guidelines are the safest for children.
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