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Rhode Island Child Safety Seat and Seat Belt Laws


Rhode Island state law requires that children under age 8, under 57 inches in height and weighing less than 80 pounds ride in a federally approved car seat or booster seat. These car seats and boosters should be appropriate for the child's age, height and weight, and should be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Children under age 8 must ride in a rear vehicle seat. Rhode Island law requires kids ages 8 to 12 to use a seat belt.
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