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 the Florida Statute 316.613 Child Restraint website.

View the Florida Statute 316.614 Safety Belt Usage website.


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.