Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014
New Jersey’s child passenger safety law requires:
Children under 8 years of age who weigh less than 80 pounds to ride properly secured in a child safety seat or booster seat in the rear seat of the vehicle. If there is no rear seat, the child may sit in the front seat, but s/he must be secured by a child safety seat or booster seat.
(Note: A rear-facing infant seat should never be placed in a front seat with a passenger-side airbag unless the vehicle is equipped with an air bag on/off switch. For more information about child safety seats and air bags consult Advisory on Airbags and Passenger Sensing Systems.)
Children under 8 years of age who weigh more than 80 pounds to ride properly secured in a seat belt.
Passengers 8 to 18 years of age (regardless of weight) ride properly secured in a seat belt.
For more information on the proper use of a child safety seats please contact the Plainsboro Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau or visit the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety’s website at the following address: http://www.nj.gov/lps/hts/childseats/childseats_newlaw.html.