Child Passenger Safety Laws: South Carolina

Child Restraint Required

Under 2 yrs in rear-facing infant seat

2-8 yrs in forward-facing child safety seat or in booster seat secured by lap/shoulder belt (lap belt alone is not permissible)

7 yrs or under in rear seat if available

Adult Safety Belt Permissible

8 yrs and at least 57" if child can be properly secured by adult belt.

Maximum Fine for 1st Offense