Child Passenger Safety Laws: Rhode Island

Child Restraint Required

2 yrs or under and under 30 lbs in rear-facing child safety seat

7 yrs and under and shorter than 57" and under 80 lbs in child restraint

Adult Safety Belt Permissible

7 yrs or under and 80 lbs or over or 57" or taller

8-17 yrs

Maximum Fine for 1st Offense


$40 for children between 8-17