Child Passenger Safety

Buckle Up Every Age, Every Seat, Every Trip

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. Buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.

Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law

Effective January 1, 2019
-All children up to age eight must ride correctly secured in a federally-approved child safety seat.
-Children must ride rear-facing until up to age two or until they reach the upper weight or height limit allowed by the car seat’s manufacturer.
-Children under age eight must ride in the back seat, as long as there is a back seat equipped with a seat belt and is not already occupied by other children under eight years of age.

For the complete listing of Nebraska’s Child Safety Restraint Law, please visit

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