Nevada Car Seat Laws


Nevada Car Seat Laws

  • In the State of Nevada all children under the age of six (6) who weigh less than sixty (60) pounds must be secured in an approved child restraint system.
  • Child restraint systems must be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Car Seat Recommendations

Rear Facing Car SeatRear Facing Infant Seats

  • From birth to one (1) year of age and up to a minimum of twenty (20) pounds children should be secured in a rear facing infant seat in the back seat of the vehicle.
  • Children should stay in a rear facing infant seat or convertible car seat until they reach the upper limit of the manufacturer’s recommended weight or height.

Front Facing Car SeatForward Facing Car Seats

  • For as long as possible and in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, keep your child in a rear facing seat for as long as possible.
  • After your child outgrows the rear facing infant seat, typically between one (1) and three (3) years of age they may be secured in a forward facing car seat with a harness.

Booster SeatBooster Seats

  • After your child has outgrown their forward facing car seat, typically between the ages of four (4) and seven (7) they can be moved into a booster seat.
  • Children should stay in a booster seat in the back seat of the vehicle until the child is eight (8) years of age or reaches a height of four-feet, nine-inches (4’ 9”) tall.

Seat BeltsSafety Belts

  • Safety belts can be used in the back seat of a vehicle for children that are eight (8) years of age or older or taller than four-feet, nine-inches (4’ 9”) tall.

Nevada Car Seat Law Violations and Fines

  • First Offense: A fine from $100 up to $500
  • Second Offense: A fine from $500 up to $1,000
  • Third and Subsequent Offenses: Driver License Suspension from 30 to 180 Days

Nevada Seat Belt Laws

  • Nevada State Law requires all front and rear seat passengers riding in a passenger vehicle to be restrained with either safety belts or an age appropriate child restraint system.

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