Children pay with their lives if you don't protect them with proper car seat use. Dozens of children die or are injured each year in Minnesota in motor vehicle crashes because they were not properly restrained.
Minnesota Child Car Seat Law and Steps
All children must be in a child restraint until they are 4’9” tall, or at least age 8, whichever comes first.
Keep your child rear-facing as long as possible. Your child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer.
Once your child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether. Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer.
Use booster seats after a child outgrows a forward-facing harnessed restraint.
Use seat belts when children can sit with their back against the vehicle seat and have their knees bent comfortably over the edge with their feet touching the floor.
For the safety of your children
Be an attentive driver
Always buckle up
Always secure your children in the proper restraint for their age, height and weight.