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Maryland’s Child Passenger Safety Law

Maryland’s Child Passenger Safety Law (Effective October 1, 2012)


• Every child under 8 years old must ride in an appropriate child restraint (“Child restraint” includes car seats, booster seats, or other federally approved safety devices) unless the child is 4 feet, 9 inches or taller.

• Every child from 8 to 16 years old who is not secured in a child restraint must be secured in a vehicle seat belt.

Protect your children as they ride!  Children under 13 years old should ride in the back seat. The back seat is the safest.

Questions? Call Maryland Kids In Safety Seats (KISS) at 1-800-370-SEAT or (410) 767-6016, e-mail:  or visit online at

This notice was provided by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service in Montgomery County, Maryland.


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Comment balloon 11 commentsRoy Kelley • September 15 2015 10:29AM


i used to get so confused in calif , the laws have changed so. it considered weight , height and age.

Posted by Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design) over 4 years ago

Great info Roy Kelley ....I guess this info will come in handy in a few months!

Great post as always ....Have a great night!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 4 years ago

Thank you very much for stopping by. Have a great evening.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Roy, You always provide good local information. Thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

When I was out and about yesterday, I was almost rear-ended by a mom texting as she was driving.  You guessed it, in the back seat was a toddler of about 2.  I think they ought to through the book at parents (or anyone) who engages in texting, while driving with a child in the car.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy Kelley ,  I'm glad i don't have to deal with that anymore.  We just jump in the car , fasten our seat belts and off we go.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago

Roy, great to remind everyone of the importance of safety belts and car seats. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 4 years ago

Great post with very useful information but we know that good portion of parents dont follow laws like those

Posted by Andrzej Niemyjski (Realty One Group) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy Kelley. Anyone who bothers to read your post will appreciate your reminder that everyone pay attention come October 1.  I presume there are penalties in place for anyone convicted of violating the statute.

Posted by Randy Hilman REALTOR® Associate Broker, Guide & Mentor to Home Buyers & Sellers (Randy Hilman Homes) over 4 years ago

Your comments are always welcome. Have a great day!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Good Monday morning to all. Have a great day and an outstanding week. Take time to enjoy the colors of autumn.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago