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Last Updated October 30, 2013 Hamburg Township Questions? E-mail: brichardson@hamburg.mi.us.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michigan Law Requirements

Children younger than age 4 are to ride in a car seat in the back seat if the vehicle has a back seat. If all back seats are occupied by children under 4, then a child under 4 may ride in a car seat in the front seat. A child in a rear-facing car seat may only ride in the front seat if the airbag is turned off. Children younger than age 8 or shorter than 4 feet 9 inches to be properly buckled in a child safety seat or booster seat.

Keeping your baby, toddler, and child safe

Babies must facebackwards until they're 1 year old and 20 lbs.

Q.: How do I know if my baby is properly buckled in a rear-facing car seat?

  1. A rear-facing car seat must be bucled into the vehicle seat tightly. The seat should not move more than one inch form side to side or front to back
  2. The seat should recline so the child's head lies back on the car seat without falling forward.
  3. Harness straps should be snug with no slack.
  4. The harness clip should be at armpit level.

Always read the instructions that come with the car seat.

Children must be at least 1 year old and 20 lbs. to ride in a forward facing car seat.

Q. How do I know if my toddler is properly buckled in a forward-facing car seat?

  1. The car seat must be buckled into the vehicle seat tightly, including the top tether strap (on the top rear portion of the safety seat, it gets affixed to a anchor bar located in most cars, check your vehicle manual). The seat should not move more than one inch from side to side or front to back.
  2. Harness straps should be snug with no slack.
  3. The harness clip should be at armpit level.

Always read the instructions that come with the car seat.

Children must use a booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4 ft 9 inches tall.

Q. Which booster seat should I use?

  1. A no-back booster is recommended for vehicle seats with a head rest.
  2. A high-back booster is recommended for vehicle seats without a head rest.

Q. How should I install the booster seat?

  1. Booster seats must be used with both a lap and shoulder belt, NEVER with a lap belt only.

Always read the instructions that come with the car seat.

To learn more visit www.nhtsa.gov

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