Child Seat Safety Laws in Alaska

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The law in Alaska requires everyone who is occupying a motor vehicle to wear a seat belt. Seat belt laws are founded in common sense, and in place to protect drivers and their passengers. Drivers have a special duty of care to young passengers, and are required to make sure that anyone up to the age of 16 is properly restrained in a vehicle.

Summary of Alaska’s child seat safety laws

The child seat safety laws in Alaska can be summarized as follows:

  • Passengers between the ages of 4 and 16 must wear either a seat belt or a federally-approved child restraining device.

  • No one under the age of 16 can be transported in a motor vehicle unless each child is properly secured.

  • Children who are under the age of 1 year, or who weigh under 20 pounds, must be placed in a rear-facing child seat that meets the United States Department of Transportation standards, and is installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • If a child is one or older, but under five, and weighs at least 20 pounds, then he or she must be placed in a child seat that meets the United States Department of Transportation standards, and is installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • If a child is over four, but under eight, and under 57 inches tall, and weighs at least 20 pounds but under 65 pounds, then he or she must be placed in a booster seat, or secured by a restraint system that meets the United States Department of Transportation standards and is installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • If a child is over the age of four, and 65 pounds or over, and 57 inches or taller, he or she may be secured using a seat belt.

  • A child over the age of eight, but under 16, who does not exceed the height and weight regulations stated above can be secured by a child safety device, or a seat belt.

Penalties

If you violate the child seat safety laws in Alaska, you can be fined $50 and have 2 demerit points assigned to your driver license. Don’t risk your safety and that of your young passengers. Buckle up, and obey the child seat safety laws.


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