Mississippi Car Seat Laws
- In the State of Mississippi all children under the age of four (4) must be secured with a child passenger restraint device or system that meets federal motor vehicle safety standards.
- Children from four (4) to seven (7) years of age that are less than four-feet, nine-inches (4’ 9”) in height or weigh less than sixty-five (65) pounds must be secured with a belt positioning booster seat system.
- If more than two (2) children that require booster seats occupy the back seat of a vehicle with only two (2) lap and shoulder belt systems, then additional children may be secured with a lap belt only.
- *Note: Booster seats are designed to be used with a Lap and Shoulder Belt Combination.
- *Note: Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the installation and maintenance of car seats.
Car Seat Safety Notes
- Never place a rear facing infant seat or convertible seat in the front seat of a vehicle with an active passenger side airbag.
- All children under the age of thirteen (13) must be secured in the back seat of the vehicle.
- Children should not ride in the lap of another passenger.
- Children should not ride in the cargo area of a pickup truck.
- Beware of used car seats or booster seats that may not meet federal guidelines for safety.
- If you need help installing your Car Seat Correctly please call the Mississippi State Department of Health at >> 601-576-7781
Mississippi Seat Belt Law
- In the State of Mississippi all drivers, front seat passengers and children from four (4) to seven (7) years of age, regardless of seating position must be restrained with a safety belt system that is manufactured in the vehicle.
- Drivers cited for a violation of the Mississippi Seat Belt Law will be charged with a misdemeanor and may be fined $25.
- The driver is responsible for securing all children under the age of seven (7).
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