Kentucky Car Seat Laws

Although Kentucky’s laws might not be as strict as other states, it’s crucial for new parents living in this great state to fully understand these regulations.

All children under eight years old and below 40 inches must be secured in an appropriate infant safety seat for their height and weight. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Bluegrass State’s child safety seat laws.

  • Parents can use either forward-facing or rear-facing safety restraints for children under eight and under 40 inches tall. (Here’s why this is dangerous)
  • Kentucky safety authorities urge parents to follow their safety seat manufacturer’s suggestions for weight and height requirements exactly.
  • All children under the age of eight and between 40 and 57 inches tall have to be strapped into a booster seat.
  • Both the lap and shoulder belts should fit comfortably across children in booster seats.
  • Children over eight and above 57 inches tall can legally wear the car’s safety belt in the back seat.

State troopers can fine a driver $30 if a child isn’t safely secured in the appropriate restraint for his/her age.

To learn more about Kentucky’s latest additions to child safety seat laws, you can read this informative article on Kentucky State Police urge parents to routinely check to make sure their car seat hasn’t been recalled. You can also watch this short news report on LOCAL 12’s YouTube page.

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