Alabama Car Seat Laws
- In the State of Alabama children must be secured in an age appropriate restraint until the age of fifteen (15).
- Infants up to one (1) year of age or up to twenty (20) pounds in weight must be secured with a rear facing infant car seat or a convertible car seat in the rear facing position.
- Children from one (1) to five (5) years of age or from twenty (20) to forty (40) pounds must be secured in a forward facing convertible car seat or forward facing car seat.
- Children from five (5) to six (6) years of age or forty (40) pounds must be secured with a Booster Seat.
- Children from six (6) to fifteen (15) years of age must be restrained with a vehicle safety belt.
Alabama Seat Belt Law
- Front seat occupants of a passenger vehicle manufactured with safety belts must be restrained with a properly fastened safety belt.
- The fine for a violation of the Alabama Seat Belt Law is $25.
Car Seat Safety Recommendations
- The back seat of a vehicle is the safest place for a child in a moving vehicle.
- Never use a rear facing car seat in the front seat of a vehicle with an active passenger side air bag.
- Booster Seats are made to be used with a lap and shoulder belt combination.
- Shoulder belts should never be placed behind a child’s back or under his arm.
- Children can use a lap and shoulder belt when they are four-feet, nine inches (4’9”) in height.
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