GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Maine. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

Child Passenger Safety Laws: Maine

Child Restraint Required

Under 40 lbs in child safety seat

40-80 lbs and under 8 yrs in safety system that elevates child so that adult safety belt fits properly

11 yrs and under and under 100 lbs in rear seat if available

Adult Safety Belt Permissible

8-17 yrs or under 18 yrs and over 4'9" tall

Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

$50 (maximum $250 for subsequent offenses)

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