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Safety Belt Laws

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Safety Belt Laws

One of their main responsibilities of any driver is ensure that all passengers has safety belts even if the vehicles has air bags. Children under age 16 has especial seat car belts and are in charge of anyone is driving, if you want more about that see more information in the section Driving Safety passengers. No matter where child is sitting in the car. All children less than 6 years old must use the appropriate restrained while they riding in any car, truck or van. Maybe Children through age three must be secured in a separate carrier or a vehicle manufacturer's integrated child safety seat.

All passengers under age 18 must be belted. Safety belt use is significantly higher in states with standard enforcement compared to those with secondary enforcement laws. Research shows that when adults buckle up, children get buckled up too. Standard enforcement is important not only for raising adult safety belt use, but also for increasing the number of children who are protected by occupant restraints.

Child Passenger Protection Act

Any person which is travelling with a kid under 16 years old is responsible for his safety. For all children in this range there are types of restraints from a rear-facing car belt, a forward-facing car belt until a booster seat. But if the child has reached the height and weight determined by the manufacturer vehicle, he could be prepared to use a seat belt.

Air Bag Safety Alert

Air bags must be used along with lap and shoulder safety belts. All children through the age of 12 should ride buckled up in the back seat. Child safety seats should never be installed in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger-side air bag. Drivers should sit as far away from the steering wheel as possible at least 10 to 12. Hold the steering wheel from the sides so that arms do not come between the air bag cover and the chest. Aim the module toward the chest, not the face. Front passenger seats should be pushed back from the air bag, and passengers should avoid leaning toward the dashboard.