Did you know that car crashes are the biggest cause of death for children under the age of 13?
Make sure to follow state law, for the safety of your child!
Michigan Car Seat Law:
Section 257.710d of Michigan Vehicle Code says:
“A driver transporting a child as required under subsection (1) shall position the child in the child restraint system in a rear seat if the vehicle is equipped with a rear seat.”
Michigan Rear-facing/Forward-facing Car Seat Law
According to a recent update in the Michigan law, children younger than 2 years will travel in a rear-facing car seat. Children, those are among 2 to 4 years of age should travel in a forward-facing seats.
Child Booster Seat Laws in Michigan
Children who are between 4 to 8 years of age and less than 4’9” tall, must travel in a booster seat. According to law, they must be in a “child restraint system”, which essentially translates to booster seats.
When Can My Child Sit in the Front Seat in Michigan?
Recently there have been changes in the Michigan law, and now your child has to be 13 or older to sit in the front seat.
Leaving Child in Car Law in Michigan
750.135a says that a child under that age of 6 can’t be left alone in a car, in a manner that will put his/her life in danger. You can read more about it here.
Is it Illegal to Smoke in a Car with a Child in Michigan?
There are currently no laws in Michigan that would make smoking in cars with child passengers a crime.
Taxi Car Seat Law in Michigan
Part 3 of Section 257.710d of Michigan Vehicle Code makes it clear that these laws do not apply to taxi drivers.
Michigan Law Car Seat - Replacement After Accident
Michigan law doesn’t provide any guidance regarding car seat replacement in case of an accident. But a general rule is always to replace your car seat after a major accident as they can get invisible cracks in their plastic bodies and they aren’t safe for further use.
Places to Get Car Seat Help in Michigan
Good Car Seat Videos for Michigander Parents
Child Passenger Safety - Booster Seats
Child Passenger Safety - Harness Fit
Tween Belt Safety
Child Passenger Safety - 5 Step Test
An easy guide to safe car seat installation and use
When a Child Can Move Out of a Booster Seat
Counterfeit Car Seats
Infant car seat installation
Resources for More Info on Michigan Car Seat Safety
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