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Florida Child Safety Seat and Seat Belt Laws


Florida state law requires children under age 5 to be protected with an approved and properly used child restraint device. For children under 3, Florida law requires that they be in a separate car seat or a car seat that is integrated into the vehicle. For children ages 4 and 5, a separate car seat, integrated car seat or seat belt may be used.

Florida has some of the lowest requirements in the U.S. when it comes to car seats. The Florida Highway Patrol suggests that parents keep their kids in proper child restraints to the maximum height and weight given by the manufacturer.

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