Nebraskans are doing a great job of buckling up their kids. According to the state of Nebraska, 98% of children under the age of 6 were secured in a child restraint system in 2016!
But things are a little less rosy as children grow older: in 2015, 590 children between the age of 10-14 were injured in traffic accidents.
So buckle up and keep your kids safe! We’ve got some info on this page to help you do just that.
Nebraska Rear-facing Car Seat Law
According to a law that became effective January 1, 2019, all children must travel in rear-facing seats until they are 2 years old or they reach the weight limit set by the seat manufacturer.
Nebraska Forward-facing Car Seat Law
After reaching the weight and height limit for rear-facing seats, prescribed by the seat manufacturer, and before they are ready for the booster seat, children can graduate to a forward-facing seat.
Child Booster Seat Laws in Nebraska
According to Nebraska law, children, after outgrowing forward-facing car seat, until the age of 8 must ride in a proper restraint system of a booster seat.
When Can My Child Sit in the Front Seat in Nebraska?
Nebraska law says that all children under the age of 8 must travel in the back seat, and children up to 18 must travel in an occupant protection system. It is recommended by the state to never put the rear-facing child seat in the front seat. If you have to, for some reason, then make sure to push the seat as far back as possible.
Leaving Child in Car Law in Nebraska
In Nebraska, It is illegal to leave a child under the age of 6 unattended in a vehicle.
Is it Illegal to Smoke in a Car with a Child in Nebraska?
There is no law regarding smoking in a car with a child.
Taxi Car Seat Law in Nebraska
Nebraska law aren’t clear if taxis are supposed to follow these laws.
Nebraska Law Car Seat - Replacement After Accident
There are no laws for car seat replacement in case of an accident in Nebraska. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other places to get help from. Here is a detailed guide from NHTSA in this regard.
Places to Get Car Seat Help in Nebraska
Here are some resources that can help you with the car seat inspection and provide you further help.
Good Car Seat Videos for Nebraskan Parents
How to Install a Car Seat - Boys Town Pediatrics & National Safety Council Nebraska
Car Seat save lives
Child Passenger Safety - 5 Step Test
Car seat check: An easy guide
Installing a Car Seat Properly
What to Do - Booster Seat
Do I have to? - Booster Seat PSA
Counterfeit Car Seats
Resources for More Info on Nebraska Car Seat Safety
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