Mississippi Car Seat Laws


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).

Source Links for this Page

Mississippi Safety Seat Belt Laws

Mississippi State Department of Health

Using Your Child Safety Seat Correctly