Nevada Child Car Seat Laws
Posted by: albright on Fri, Mar 27, 2020Share this post
Like other states, Nevada has its own set of laws pertaining to child car seats. Whether you’re a resident of the state or simply visiting or traveling through it by car, it’s important to know about these laws.
In general, all passengers in cars who are under six years old and who weigh under 60 pounds are required to use a car seat. The child seat must be approved by the Department of Transportation based on the child’s height and weight and have to meet safety standards.
The type of child car seat you need depends on your child’s height and weight. However, there are general guidelines for these seats based on the child’s age as well. They include the following:
• Ages 0 to 3: The car seat should be rear-facing. From infancy up to age three, children should remain in a rear-facing seat until they grow to the maximum height as listed by the child car seat’s manufacturer.
• Ages 4 to 6: By the time your child is four years old, they should use a front-facing child car seat. They should continue using this seat until age six and until they reach the maximum height and weight limit set forth by the manufacturer.
• Ages 7 to 11: Children from ages seven through 11 should sit in a booster seat when it a car until they reach a height of 4 feet, 9 inches. The shoulder belt should go across the chest and upper body and not come into contact with the face. The lap belt must fit snugly across the child’s upper thighs.
• Under 13: All children younger than 13 must ride in the backseat whether or not they are in a booster seat.
• Under 16: All children under the age of 16 are required to wear a seatbelt regardless of where they sit in the car.
Remember, the most important thing is keeping your child safe at all times. If you have been in a car accident in Nevada and your child was with you, you need Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright on your side. The car accident lawyers in Las Vegas will fight for your best interests. Contact Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright at your earliest convenience to discuss your case with experienced car accident lawyers in Las Vegas.