Seat Belt Law

The Florida Primary Seat Belt Law went into effect June 30, 2009. The law is intended to reduce the number of injuries and deaths due to motor vehicle accidents.

View Florida State Statute 316.613: Child Restraint.

View Florida State Statute 316.614: Safety Belt Usage.


The Florida Child Restraint Requirements are as follows:

  • Children age three and younger must be secured in a federally approved child-restraint seat.
  • Children age 4 to 5 must be secured by either a federally approved child restraint seat or safety belt.

Please note: The driver is responsible for buckling up the child.