Here are a few links to trusted local and national sites for Delaware car seat law and booster seat law information. The child safety restraint laws in Delaware, like some other states, are minimum standards. Safety experts recommend kids stay in each stage of car seat until they reach the maximum height and weight limits provided by the seat’s manufacturer. See the Safercar.gov link below for more details on that.
Also in Delaware, children under 12 cannot ride in the front passenger seat if there is a working air bag. The exception to this is if the backseat spaces are all being used by younger kids.
Links to State and National Resources for Delaware Car Seat Law Information
Delaware Office of Highway Safety – Delaware car seat law and fine, types of car seats, and county phone numbers to call if you have questions
State of Delaware – Title 21 – Occupant Protection System Safety Act (the car seats sections is about halfway down)
Delaware Office of Highway Safety – car seat fitting station addresses, hours, and phone numbers for scheduling an appointment
Delaware Office of Highway Safety – 2 page brochure on the 4 stages of child passenger safety. First page is in English and the second is in Spanish.
Safe Kids Delaware – This page includes a summary of the law, the 4 stages of child passenger safety, safety statistics, a link to where you can get your car seat checked, and links to other resources.
Delaware Modern Pediatrics – car seat fit tips and recommended practices. Includes how to tell if your child is ready to use just a seatbelt.
nhtsa.gov – U.S. Department of Transportation / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website
safercar.gov – The NHTSA publishes this site. Parents Central is the child safety section. This is an awesome info packed site, so if you have general questions about almost anything related to car seats or booster seats, definitely stop here.
iihs.org – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, child safety page
safekids.org – A global organization all about keeping kids safe, especially from preventable injuries or fatalities. Their site includes tips on car seat choice and car seat inspection events, among other things.