Seat Belt Laws


Effective July 1, 2008 Age
Restraint
Section
0 - 3 Years
All passengers shall be properly secured in approved child restraint system.
257.710d Driver Responsible
4 - 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches in height
All passengers shall be properly secured in approved child restraint system
257.710e Driver Responsible
4 - 7 and 4 feet 9 inches or greater in height, or 8 - 15
All passengers shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt
257.710e Driver Responsible
16 Years and older
Driver and front seat passengers shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt
257.710e Violating Occupant Responsible

Safety Belt Exemptions


Driver or Passenger


  • Commercial or U.S. postal service vehicle that makes frequent stops
  • In a bus, motorcycle, moped
  • In a motor vehicle manufactured before January 1, 1965
  • Motor vehicle not required to be equipped with safety belts under federal law
  • Rural postal carrier while serving rout
  • Who has a written verification from a physician for physical or medical reasons

Passengers Only


  • Children 8 years or older but less than 16 in front seat of a pickup without an extended cab or jump seats, if all available belts are used
  • Children 8 years or older but less than 16 in rear seats if all available belts are used and driver and all front seat passengers are properly belted
  • School bus passengers (driver must be belted)

How to Properly Install a Safety Seat


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in crashes, mainly because 3 out of every 4 children in child safety seats are not properly secured, or even worse, not restrained at all.

The Taylor Police Traffic Division will assist you with a child seat installation and/or inspection. Just call our certified child passenger safety seat technician at 734-374-1672 or our main number at 734-287-6611 for an appointment.
You can avoid becoming one of these statistics by learning the proper way to install your child’s seat.