|Child's Age/Weight/Height||Type of Seat||Location of Seat|
|0 to 1 year||20 pounds or less||Rear-facing Rear seat if available|
|1 year to 3 years||Greater than 20 pounds||Forward facing Rear seat if available|
|4 years to 8 years||Less than 5 feet tall, Belt-positioning booster seat||Rear seat if available|
|9 years to 12 years greater than 5 feet tall||Seat belt system||Rear seat recommended|
|13 years to 17 years||Must be belted||N/A|
Young children who have outgrown their car seats are still too small for an adult lap and shoulder belt. When these young children wear adult seat belts they can suffer serious injuries to the head, neck, spinal cord, and abdomen. All it takes is a boost to put them in the proper position for the adult lap/shoulder belt to protect them!
If you answered No to any of these questions, your child needs a booster seat to ride safely in the car.
For more information, call: 1-800-BELTS or visit the Tennessee Traffic Safety website. The Lawrenceburg Police Department has certified Child Safety Seat Technicians who can help with questions regarding the proper use of child safety seats. If you need assistance, please call 931-762-2276.