Indiana’s Child Restraint Law

Children's Health

​Know the rules before heading out on the road.

  • Children under age 8 must be in child restraints that meet current federal safety standards.

  • Children from age 8 to 16 must use a child restraint or vehicle safety belt.

  • This law applies to all seating positions in all vehicles.

  • Anyone who drives children is responsible for their being properly restrained.

  • If children are not properly buckled up, the driver can be fined $25.

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