Whenever you’re on the road there’s risk of an accident, whether it’s from a distracted driver, someone texting while driving, or something else. These are some of the things that caused 57,726 crashes in Oregon in 2017, which involved 4,571 children under the age of 14.
But you can protect yourself and your child in case of accident. We’ve provided vital information on this page to keep you and your little ones safe:
Oregon Infant Car Seat Law
The law says that infants must travel in a rear-facing or infant-only seat until they are 2 or they reach the limit allowed by the seat manufacturer.
Oregon Rear-facing Car Seat Law
According to Oregon law, Children must be restrained in child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds. Children will use the rear-facing car seat for as they are within the weight and height limit of the seat, set by the car seat manufacturer.
Oregon Forward-facing Car Seat Law
After reaching the upper limit of a rear-facing car seat, a child can legally sit in a forward-facing car seat. According to law, the forward-facing seat must be used for as long as the child is within the height and weight limit or at least until the child is forty (40) pounds.
Child Booster Seat Laws in Oregon
It’s time to use a booster seat when the child has reached 40 pounds and reached the upper limit of the forward-facing car seat. Don’t rush to graduate the child to the booster seat. Keep using the forward-facing for as long as possible. Children must be restrained in a booster seat until they are 4’9″ tall or 8 years of age
When Can My Child Sit in the Front Seat in Oregon?
There is no law prohibiting the use of front seat for children. However, you can’t use a rear-facing seat in the front seat when the airbag is active. This would clash with the requirement of safe usage of car seats by law.
Leaving Child in Car Law in Oregon
There are currently no laws in Oregon.
Taxi Car Seat Law in Oregon
Taxis are exempt from child restraint laws in Oregon. However, that doesn’t mean taxis are safe and you shouldn’t make sure of your child’s safety.
Oregon Law Car Seat - Replacement After Accident
Oregon has no laws regarding seat replacement after the accident. You can refer to NHTSA for instructions on this particular situation.
Places to Get Car Seat Help in Oregon
Here are some resources that can help you with the car seat inspection and provide you further help.
Good Car Seat Videos for Oregonian Parents
Oregon Department of Transportation Seatbelts and Child Seats
The Michele and Brooke Ice Story
It's time we all get it right
Car Seat save lives
Installing a Car Seat Properly
Rear-Facing Convertible with Seat Belt
High-Back Booster Seat
Using a Backless Booster Seat
Is it time to move from a booster to a seat belt?
Car seat check: An easy guide
Counterfeit Car Seats
Resources for More Info on Oregon Car Seat Safety
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