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A child must ride in a car seat or booster seat until they reach the age of 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall, whichever comes first.
Each car seat is labeled with a maximum height and weight. Make sure the car seat is appropriate for your child's weight and height.
To schedule a car seat inspection, just call the Alpena County Sheriff's Office at 989-354-9855. If you are unable to reach a car seat technician leave your name and contact information and they will call you back.
Children younger than age 4 are to ride in a car seat in the rear seat if the vehicle has a rear seat. If all available rear seats are occupied by children under 4, then a child under 4 may ride in a car seat in the front seat. A child in a rear-facing car seat may only ride in the front seat if the airbag is turned off.
Children need to be properly buckled in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall. Children must ride in a seat until they reach the age requirement or the height requirement, whichever comes first.
Children under 16 years old must wear seat belts no matter where they are sitting in a vehicle.
Yes, car seats expire after about 6 years from the date of manufacture. Some of the newer car seats are actually labeled with an expiration date.
If your car seat is expired, you should cut the straps and remove the covering for the shell, making the car seat unusable.