Revised laws to take effect for child passenger safetyThe...

Health Notes

September 29, 1996

Revised laws to take effect for child passenger safety

The state of Maryland has revised its child passenger safety laws, effective Tuesday.

The law now states:

A child younger than 4 years old (regardless of weight) or who weighs 40 pounds or less (regardless of age) must be secured in a federally approved safety seat.

A person may not transport a child younger than 16 years old unless the child is secured in a child safety seat or a vehicle seat belt.

A child younger than 16 years old may not ride in an unenclosed cargo bed of a pickup truck.

Information: (800) 370-SEAT.

Pub Date: 9/29/96

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