Washington Car Seat Laws Changing

December 30, 2019
Child in car seat

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, a revised law has new child restraint requirements for children under 16 years old who are being transported in a vehicle. 

The Washington Child Passenger Restraint Law (RCW 46.61.687) requires the following:

  • Children up to age 2 must ride in a rear-facing car seat.
  • Children ages 2 to 4 must ride in a car seat with a harness (rear or forward-facing).
  • Children 4 years and older must ride in a car or booster seat until they are 4’9’’ in height. 
  • Children up to age 13 must ride in the back seat when practical. 

To learn more, visit www.wacarseats.com.

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