It`s the law!
PROPER CHILD SAFETY SEAT USE CHART
Infant
WEIGHT
Birth to 1 year
up to 20 lbs.*
*Varies per restraint
Toddler-Preschooler
Child
Between 20-40 lbs.
AND over 1 year.
Over 40 lbs up to 100 lbs.*
TYPE OF
SEAT
Infant only OR
convertible in
rear-facing position.
Convertible or
forward-facing seat.
SEAT
DIRECTION
Rear-facing ONLY.
Forward-facing.
ALWAYS
MAKE SURE
Harness straps
at or below
shoulder level.
Harness straps at or
above shoulder level.
(Top slot usually required)
LAW:
VISUAL
INSPECTION
In a federally
approved seat.
Recommended
rear-facing to upper
limits of child seat.
In a federally
approved seat.
Recommended
forward-facing with a
harness system.
*Varies per restraint
Belt-positioning
booster seat.
(Lap-only belts exempt)
Forward-facing.
MUST BE used with both
lap and shoulder belt.
4 to 8 years OR under
80 lbs. OR under 4’9” tall
MUST BE in a booster
seat using a lap/shoulder
belt when available.
Infant
Seats
Convertible
Seats
Booster
Seats
Lap/Shoulder
Belts
• Read and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for your child’s safety seat.
• Make sure the safety seat is secured correctly and tightly to the vehicle’s seat. For a
seat to be effective, it must be used properly.
• Do not place a rear-facing infant seat in an airbag-equipped seating position. The safest
position for safety seats is always in the middle of the backseat. If a forward-facing
child safety seat is placed in an airbag-equipped seating position, slide the vehicle seat
as far back as possible.
For more information contact: Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office • 2930 Wanamaker Drive, Suite 100 • Topeka, KS 66614 • Telephone: 1-800-416-2522 • E-mail: KTSRO@dccca.org • www.ktsro.org
It’s the law!
locking clip on
a seat belt
Child Passenger Safety Act (KSA 8-1343)
• This law requires all children under age 4 to be in a federally approved child safety seat.
• Children ages 4 to 8 must be in a federally approved child safety seat/booster seat
UNLESS the child weighs more than 80 lbs. OR is taller than 4’9”.
• Children 8 years of age but under the age of 14 must be protected by a safety belt.
• This law applies to all passenger cars designed for carrying fewer than 10 passengers, as defined
by KSA 8-1343a. The fine is $60 plus court costs.
• Persons under age 14 are prohibited from riding in any portion of the vehicle not intended for
passengers; this includes riding in the back of pickup trucks. The fine for this violation is $60 plus
court costs.
Safety Belt Use Act (KSA 8-2501)
• Primary Enforcement: Occupants of a passenger car* 14 years of age but younger than 18 years
of age can be cited for this violation-KSA 8-2503. The fine is $60, including court costs.
• Front-seat occupants of a passenger car* 18 years and older can be cited for a seat belt violation.
The fine is $5, including court costs. Fines after July 1, 2011, will be $10, including court costs.
• Secondary Enforcement: Second and third-row occupants of a passenger car* 18 years and
older can be cited for a seat belt violation only after another citation is issued, such as a front-seat
primary seat belt violation (KSA 8-2501). The fine is $5, including court costs. Fines after July 1,
2011, will be $10, including court costs.
Commercial Seat Belt DOT. 392.16/ CMV 66-1,129 82-4-3h
• A commercial motor vehicle which has a seat belt assembly installed at the driver’s seat shall
not be driven unless the driver has properly restrained himself/herself with the seat belt assembly.
Fine: $100 plus court cost.
*This law applies to all passenger cars carrying fewer than 10 passengers as defined by KSA 8-2502.
free-sliding
latchplate
locking clip
HARNESS FIT:
Tighten so only one
finger fits under
harness at collar
bone.
RETAINER CLIP:
Adjust to be level
with armpits.
put 1/2” from
latch plate
LOCKING CLIP:
Check child restraint or vehicle owner’s
manual for correct usage instructions.
REAR-FACING SEAT:
TOP TETHER STRAP:
Seat must be reclined at proper
Attach strap to auto manufacturer’s anchor.
angle. Check car seat instruction
Limits upper body forward movement.
book for angle recommendation.
The base of the seat needs to
Location in
look like it is sitting flat on a
rear filler panel
of passenger
table top. Use towel or foam
cars.
noodle to maintain position.
All children 12 and under should ride in the back seat.
Lap belt MUST fit across upper thighs and shoulder belt
MUST fit across center of chest.
Location in
cargo floor
of station
wagons
or vans.
5/2010
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