Here’s a little good news: on average, people of Maryland use seat belts more than the national average!
Let’s keep that good news going – and out little ones safe - by following state car seat laws.
Maryland Infant/Toddler Car Seat Law:
Infants who are less than 12 months old are required to travel in rear-facing/infant-only car seats.
Maryland forward-facing Car Seat Law
Although the law says that children who are among the age group of 1 to 4 and at least 20 pounds are required to travel in forward-facing car seats, you should use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible.
Child Booster Seat Laws in Maryland
The law requires that children who are not taller than 4’9”, not older than 8 years, and are under 65 pounds should use booster seats.
When Can My Child Sit in the Front Seat in Maryland?
Maryland law doesn’t stop children from traveling in the front seat. However, you can’t use the front seat with the rear-facing seat with the airbags activated. It can prove fatal for the children.
Leaving Child in Car Law in Maryland
It is illegal to leave a child younger than 8 years in a vehicle unattended.
Is it Illegal to Smoke in a Car with a Child in Maryland?
Maryland has made it illegal toa smoke in a vehicle with cars in it.
Taxi Car Seat Law in Maryland
Maryland is one of those states that allows taxis exemption from these laws.
Maryland Law Car Seat - Replacement After Accident
Maryland law requires you to follow the manufacturer’s instructions in case of an accident. It doesn’t have laws that would make it mandatory to replace car seat in case of an accident.
Places to Get Car Seat Help in Maryland
Good Car Seat Videos for Marylander Parents
Car Seat Safety by Age: Infants in Rear-facing Seats
Rear-Facing Seat with a Seat Belt
Rear-Facing Convertible with Seat Belt
High-Back Booster Seat
Using a Backless Booster Seat
How to secure your car seat
Do I have to? - Booster Seat PSA
Counterfeit Car Seats