Child Passenger Safety Law

  • Michigan's Child Passenger Safety Law requires:

    Children younger than age 4 to ride in a car seat in the rear seat if the vehicle has a rear seat. If all available rear seats are occupied by children under 4, then a child under 4 may ride in a car seat in the front seat. A child in a rear-facing car seat may only ride in the front seat if the airbag is turned off.

    Children must be properly buckled in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4-feet-9-inches tall. Children must ride in a seat until they reach the age requirement or the height requirement, whichever comes first.

    NEW! “How to Choose the Right Seat” available to order!

    This new brochure replaces the rear-facing car and forward-facing Seat flyers.

    Use #2470 (English), #2471 (Arabic), and #2472 (Spanish) when ordering.