Idaho Code 49-672
Idaho’s Child Passenger Safety Law will require that all
children 6 years of age or younger be properly restrained in an
appropriate child safety restraint. This is a primary law, the
fine is $79.00. This new law replaces the language of the old
law concerning weight and age requirements of children being
transported in a motor vehicle. This law took effect July 1st, 2005.
An appropriate child restraint is a child safety seat for children up to 40 lbs and a belt- positioning booster seat for children 6 years or younger. Lap-belt only seating positions should not be used with a booster seat.
New Car Seat Recommendations for Children of all ages
Select a car seat based on your child's age, height, and weight.
Keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as your child fits the seat's height and weight requirements.
Follow your car seat manufacturer’s instruction and your vehicle owner’s manual on how to install.
GET HELP – Certified technicians are available to check your car seat installation for free. Click
HERE to find your nearest inspection station.
Car Seat Recommendations for Children – English
Recomendaciones de seguridad para el nino pasajero - Espanol
The WHALE program
"We Have A Little Emergency" -
identification card gives emergency personnel information to identify young children in the event of a crash. Rescue workers can refer to an identification card attached to the child safety seat and find the child's name, medical information and whom to contact in the event of an emergency.
To learn more, click here
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Flash demo
Partners for Child Passenger Safety
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm
Insurance has joined forces to conduct the nations largest
child-specific surveillance study. To see the results of this research
see the effects of an improper restrained child video click here.
Child Safety Check Sites
It is important to read and clearly understand all safety and booster seat installation and use instructions. Having your child safety seat initially inspected and re-inspected often by a trained professional increases your
child's chances of escaping injury in the event of a car crash. Your local health department is available to provide details on safety seat installation and inspection. To locate your local health department, ›
Child Safety Seat Ratings
The purpose of NHTSA’s ease of use
rating program is to educate parents and caregivers about child
safety seat features and which are easy to use click