When can a child stop using a car seat in PA? Pennsylvania law states that children must ride in a safety seat appropriate for their height and weight until they are eight years old or 4’9” tall. Once children turn eight years old, they may legally ride in the car without using a booster seat.
Does my 7 year old need a booster seat in PA? Pennsylvania law requires all children who are under age 8 to be properly buckled into a child safety seat or booster in the back seat. Children 8 or older, or who are 57 inches tall or 80 pounds, may use the lap and shoulder seat belt if it fits properly.
What are the child seat laws in Pennsylvania? Birth-4 Years: Must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat anywhere in the vehicle. 4-8 Years: Must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat. 8 Years and Older: Must be in a seat belt.
Can a 5 year old sit in a booster seat in PA? Children ages 4 and older, but under the age of 8 must be buckled into a federally approved child booster seat, which must be secured to the vehicle by the seat belt system, no matter where they ride in a vehicle (front or back seat). Booster seats must be used in conjunction with lap and shoulder belts.