Alabama Child Car Seat Laws By Age, Weight & Height

Car Seat

In 1975, prior to the enactment of federal and Alabama child safety seat laws, nearly 1,400 children died in motor vehicle crashes and child restraint use was an abysmal 29% during that time.

It took 25 years to see noticeable drops in annual car-accident-related child fatalities. The reason? By 2000, car seat laws got stricter, pressuring parents to place their kids in the back seat. Now, fewer than 700 child deaths occur each year and an estimated 65% of children are restrained properly.

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