What are the New Jersey Child Restraint Law requirements?

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Jersey’s child passenger safety law requires:

Children under 8 years of age who weigh less than 80 pounds to ride properly secured in a child safety seat or booster seat in the rear seat of the vehicle. If there is no rear seat, the child may sit in the front seat, but s/he must be secured by a child safety seat or booster seat.

(Note: A rear-facing infant seat should never be placed in a front seat with a passenger-side airbag unless the vehicle is equipped with an air bag on/off switch. For more information about child safety seats and air bags consult Advisory on Airbags and Passenger Sensing Systems.)

Children under 8 years of age who weigh more than 80 pounds to ride properly secured in a seat belt.

Passengers 8 to 18 years of age (regardless of weight) ride properly secured in a seat belt.

For more information on the proper use of a child safety seats please contact the Plainsboro Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau or visit the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety’s website at the following address: http://www.nj.gov/lps/hts/childseats/childseats_newlaw.html.

 

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