Child Passenger Safety Laws: Tennessee

Child Restraint Required

Under 1 yrs or 20 lbs or under in rear-facing infant seat

1-3 yrs and over 20 lbs in forward-facing infant seat

4-8 yrs and under 4'9" in booster seat

8 yrs or under and over 4'9" in rear seat if available

Rear seat recommended for 9-12 yrs

Adult Safety Belt Permissible

9-15 yrs (or 12 yrs and under and over 4'9")

Maximum Fine for 1st Offense