Tennessee

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Tennessee. 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: 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

$50

Speed and Red Light Cameras: Tennessee

Speed Cameras

Violation/State Law

Permitted

Permitted Locations/Criteria

Statewide except non-work zone interstates

Citation Issued To/Liability

Registered owner/Registered owner

Image Taken

Not addressed

Penalties (Traditional Penalties)

Not reportable; no points ($50; points)


Red Light Cameras

Violation/State Law

Permitted

Permitted Locations/Criteria

Statewide except non-work zone interstates

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