Here are several links to information on Florida car seat laws and Florida booster seat laws. In Florida, children 5 and under must use a federally approved child safety seat. Children under 18 need to buckle up. The driver and front seat passengers of any age also should to buckle up.
This law is one of the most lenient in the country. Safety experts say kids are safest using car seats and booster seats until an adult seat belt fits correctly. This is usually when a child reaches at least 80 pounds and 4′-9″ (57″) tall.
Please look at the national links below, especially Parents Central, to learn more about keeping kids safe while on the road.
State Resources for Florida Car Seat Laws
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles – Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws – PDF
Florida Legislature – Car Seat and Booster Seat Statute
City of Claremont, Florida – Information on Hands on Car Seat Safety and Installation Instruction
Florida Car Seat Law – Youtube video (bottom of page)
SaferCar.gov/ParentCentral – How to Find the Right Car Seat
National Resources for Florida Car Seat Laws
nhtsa.gov – U.S. Department of Transportation / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website
safercar.gov – Also known as Parents Central, this is the child safety section of the safercar.gov website, published through the NHTSA. This is an awesome info packed site, so if you have general questions, 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.