Ages for Rear Facing Car Seats in Oregon – House Bill 3404

On May 25, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3404 into law. Effective May 26, 2017,
children must ride in rear-facing car seats until the age of 2. Infants are significantly safer in a rear facing car seat until 2 years of age.

A good idea?

Research and studies show that babies are 5 times as safe in a rear facing car seat. Until May 26, 2017, babies in Oregon were allowed to sit in forward facing car seats after age 1. This new law helps ensure children are safer in an accident.



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