Motor vehicle accidents are the major cause of death for children ages 1-13. Moreover, children riding in car seats are at least 50% more likely to survive a serious crash than those without proper restraints. All parents want to keep their children safe, on and off the road. However, Michigan’s car and booster seat laws can be confusing. Here’s a helpful guide.Do You Have a Case?
Here are the four main categories of car seats, booster seats and restraints and the requirements for each:
These seats are required for babies and toddlers under the age of 2 unless they have reached the maximum weight or height limit designated by the car seat manufacturer.
These are for children 2 or older, or those who have exceeded the weight and height limits of their rear-facing seat.
These are for children whose weight or height exceeds the limits of their forward-facing seat. Booster seats are important because children from 4 – 8 are often uncomfortable wearing seatbelts. As a result, they may not use them properly, which can result in serious injuries in the event of a crash.
Children who have outgrown the height and weight limits of their booster seat are required by law to use seat belts. Under Michigan law, drivers, front-seat passengers and passenger 15 years old or younger must wear seat belts.
Michigan car and booster seat laws are complicated, but finding the right attorney is simple.
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