Here are several links to information on Georgia car seat laws and booster seat laws.

In Georgia, kids under age 8 must ride in a federally approved car seat or booster seat. There is an exception for kids under 8 who are more than 4′-9″ (57″) tall. These kids can use just a seat belt.

Kids who outgrow their forward facing seats but are under 8 years old can use a booster seat. Always use both a lap belt and shoulder belt with a booster seat. A booster with a back often helps position the shoulder belt so that it crosses the child’s shoulder instead of neck. This makes it safer and more comfortable.

Fines for breaking car seat and booster seat laws in Georgia increase with each infraction. More driver’s license points are added, too.

See the links below for more information on Georgia car seat laws. Also, be sure to check out the recommendations by safety experts.

State Resources for Georgia Car Seat Laws

Georgia Department of Public Health – Georgia car seat laws and booster seat laws – PDF poster

Georgia Highway Safety – 2011 booster seat law changes (PDF) English and Spanish

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety – Car seat safety brochure (PDF)

Ride Safe Georgia.com – Georgia car seat and booster seat law

Georgia Department of Law – Car seat safety, car seat shopping, and booster seat safety

Georgia Highway Safety – Car seat fitting station locations around Atlanta

National Resources for Georgia Car Seat and Booster 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.