Child Car Seats
Maine’s Child Passenger Safety (CPS) law is one of the strongest in the country. The law requires the following:
- Children who weigh less than 40 lbs. must ride in a child safety seat
- Children who weigh at least 40 lbs., but less than 80 lbs. and less than 8 years old, must ride in a federally approved child restraint system
- Children who are more than 8 years old and less than 18 years old and more than 4 feet 9 inches in height must be properly secured in a safety belt
- Children under 12 years old and who weigh less than 100 lbs. must be properly secured in the back seat of the vehicle, if possible.
For your child's safety:
- Children must ride rear facing until they are 1 year old and weigh at least 20 pounds.
- Never place a rear facing child safety seat in front of an air bag.
For additional information, please see the Bureau of Highway Safety’s Website
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