Did you know that in 2016 102 people died every day in car accidents in the US? That’s one fatality every 14 minutes!
Seat belts for adults and properly installed car seats for children can be the difference between life and death in a car accident. Protect yourself and your little ones by following the laws and safety resources we’ve compiled on this page:
Wyoming Car Seat Law
According to section 31-5-1303 of Regulation of Traffic on highways
"no person shall operate a passenger vehicle in this state unless each child who is a passenger in that vehicle and who has not reached his ninth birthday is properly secured in a child safety restraint system in a seat of the vehicle other than the front seat."
There is a fine of $60 for the first offense and $110 for the second offense.
Wyoming Infant/Toddler Car Seat Law
Infants and toddlers who are under 12 months and less than 20 pounds will travel in a rear-facing car seat. The seat must be secured in the back seat of the car.
Wyoming Seat Law Requirements
Wyoming law doesn’t mention the age and weight limit for different seats. According to the law, all children under 8 must travel in a child safety restraint system. This system can be either rear-facing, forward-facing, or booster seat depending on the weight and height of your child. You can refer to car seat manual or NHTSA’s recommendations for further guidance.
When Can My Child Sit in the Front Seat in Wyoming?
Wyoming laws say that all car seats must be placed in the back of the car. If there is no back seat, the child seat can be placed in the front seat given that the airbag is turned off.
Leaving Child in Car Law in Wyoming
There are currently no laws in Wyoming for leaving children in the vehicles alone.
Is it Illegal to Smoke in a Car with a Child in Wyoming?
Wyoming has currently no laws regarding smoking in a car with child passengers.
Taxi Car Seat Law in Wyoming
Wyoming law is not clear if taxis falls under the jurisdiction of these laws.
Places to Get Car Seat Help in Wyoming
Here are some resources that can help you with the car seat inspection and provide you further help.
Good Car Seat Videos for Wyomingite Parents
Davos Children Rear-facing Car Seats
Davos Children Forward-facing Car Seats
The Michele and Brooke Ice Story
Car Seat save lives
Child Passenger Safety - 5 Step Test
The Inch Test
It's time we all get it right
How to secure your car seat
Is it time to move from a booster to a seat belt?
How to Install a Car Seat
Car seat check: An easy guide
Resources for More Info on Car Seat Safety in Wyoming
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