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Car Seat Safety

2016 Child Passenger Safety Week 

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Click here to find a car seat check point near you!

Need to have your car seat checked for safety? Find a fitting station near you: Utah Car Seat Inspection Stations.

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Be Smart About Car Seats


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For detailed information on car seats, booster seats and Utah’s laws visit clickitutah.org.

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For Child Passenger Safety Training click here.

Car Seat Checks


Utah’s Child Restraint Law: The operator of a motor vehicle operated on a highway shall provide for the protection of a person younger than eight years of age by using a child restraint device to restrain each person in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer of the device.

Children younger than eight are not required to be in a booster seat if they are at least 57 inches tall. At that point, they should use the lap and shoulder belt without a booster.

The penalty for breaking this law is $45. Failure to properly secure children is a primary offense, so a driver may be pulled over if anyone in the vehicle under age 19 is not properly restrained. This does not mean simply restrained in a seat belt. Children ages seven and younger must be restrained in an age-appropriate child safety seat or booster seat.

Additional Resources:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s page on Child Safety

NHTSA’s Parents Guide to Playing It Safe with Kids and Cars (UPDATE) – comprehensive guide for parents


For more information, please contact

Amy Winkler 
Occupant Protection Program Specialist
Utah Highway Safety Office
801-366-6040

awinkler@utah.gov