Florida’s Child Car-Seat Laws

Use the following car seat guidelines from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department while driving with a child in your vehicle:

Use a rear-facing child car-seat in the back seat of the car.
Use a rear-facing child car-seat in the back. Normally when children are older than one year and weigh more than 20 pounds, you can switch to a forward-facing car seat in the back of the car.
Use a forward-facing child seat in the back seat. Switch to a booster seat in the back of the car.
Use a booster seat in the back seat until your child is big enough to use the car’s seat belt. At 13 years old, your child can sit in the front seat of your car.