Did you know that according to Nevada State Police, 52% of the people who died in car-related accidents in 2016 were not buckled in?
And CDC says that these accidents can cause Nevadans monetary losses of up to $356 million per year!
But it doesn’t have to be – buckle up and protect yourself and your children!
Nevada Car Seat Law:
NRS 484B.157 of the Nevada State law deal with child car seat requirements:
“Any person who is transporting a child who is less than 6 years of age and who weighs 60 pounds or less in a motor vehicle operated in this State which is equipped to carry passengers shall secure the child in a child restraint system”
A max fine of $500 can be slapped for violating this law.
Nevada Car Seat Law Requirements
In Nevada, children under the age of 6 who weigh less than 60 pounds must travel in “a properly installed car seat appropriate for their size and weight”. To make sure that you are using the proper seat, it is recommended to consult guidelines by seat manufacturers. They have prescribed different seats for different weight and age groups.
When Can My Child Sit in the Front Seat in Nevada?
In Nevada, there is no clarity regarding using the back seat or front seat. The AAP recommends that you use the back seat as it is safer. If you have to use the front seat, make sure the airbags are turned off. The AAP also recommends that a child can sit in the car seat after 13 years of age.
Leaving Child in Car Law in Nevada
It is illegal to leave a child under the age of 7 in a car unattended. A child can be a left unattended, in the company of a 12-year child.
Is it Illegal to Smoke in a Car with a Child in Nevada?
There are no laws pertaining to smoking in the presence of a child passenger. However, it worth noting what secondhand smoke can do to your child. There are more than 7000 chemicals and 70 of them can cause cancer.
Taxi Car Seat Law in Nevada
In Nevada, taxis are not required to follow these laws.
Places to Get Car Seat Help in Nevada
Here are some resources that can help you with the car seat inspection and provide you further help.
To schedule an appointment call: 775-982-2620
Fees range from $10 to $25 dollars.
Families that have WIC, MED or NVCheckUp qualify for a $10 service fee, which includes the installation and a new car seat.
For families that don’t qualify have to pay a $25 service fee for the 1st installation. They provide their own car seat, any time after that they pay $10 per any additional installs.
They also work with certain agencies if families are not able to pay the fee.
Good Car Seat Videos for Nevadan Parents
Car Seat save lives
Child Passenger Safety - 5 Step Test
The Inch Test
How to Install a Car Seat
How to secure your car seat
Infant car seat installation
Do I have to? - Booster Seat PSA
When a Child Can Move Out of a Booster Seat
Car seat check: An easy guide
Counterfeit Car Seats
Resources for More Info on Car Seat Safety in Nevada
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