Oklahoma Car Seat Law
According to Section 11-1112. of Senate Bill 891:
“Every driver, when transporting a child under four (4) years of age weighing sixty (60) pounds or less in a motor vehicle operated on the roadways, streets, or highways of this state, shall provide for the protection of the said child by properly using a child passenger restraint system.” (Source)
Oklahoma Rear-facing Car Seat Law
Children less than 2 years old are required to travel in a rear-facing car seat until they reach the seat limit.
Oklahoma Forward-facing Car Seat Law
Oklahoma law says that all children under the age of 4 should be restrained in a proper safety system. For children who have outgrown their rear-facing seats, a forward-facing seat should be used.
Child Booster Seat Laws in Oklahoma
After reaching the forward-facing height or weight limit allowed by the seat manufacturer, children should be secured in a child booster seat. Booster seats are required to be used until the child is at least 8 years old or 4’9” tall.
When Can My Child Sit in the Front Seat in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma law doesn’t have any age for the front seat. However, the AAP recently updated their recommendations and according to them, you should have your child in the back seat until at least 13 years of age.
Leaving Child in Car Law in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, it is illegal to leave a child in a car. You can read more about the conditions that make leaving children in a vehicle illegal.
Is it Illegal to Smoke in a Car with a Child in Oklahoma?
There are no laws in the state of Oklahoma pertaining to smoking in private vehicles with children.
Taxi Car Seat Law in Oklahoma
Oklahoma is one of those states where taxis are not required to follow child restraint laws.
Oklahoma Law Car Seat - Replacement After Accident
There are no laws in Oklahoma related to car seat replacement after accident. You can refer to NHTSA’s recommendation for further instructions in this particular situation.
Places to Get Car Seat Help in Oklahoma
Here are some resources that can help you with the car seat inspection and provide you further help.
Good Car Seat Videos for Oklahoman Parents
Car Seat Safety
It's time we all get it right
The Michele and Brooke Ice Story
Car Seat save lives
Child Passenger Safety - 5 Step Test
How to Install a Car Seat
Infant car seat installation
Rear-Facing Seat with a Seat Belt
Rear-Facing Convertible with Seat Belt
High-Back Booster Seat
Using a Backless Booster Seat
When a Child Can Move Out of a Booster Seat
Counterfeit Car Seats
The Inch Test
Resources for More Info on Car Seat Safety in Oklahoma
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