Laws

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Seat Belts

Wearing seat belts is the single most effective way to prevent serious injuries and save people from dying in car crashes. 

It's also the law. Thanks to the Oklahoma Mandatory Seat Belt Use Act:

  • You can get pulled over solely for not wearing your seat belt. 
  • By law, both the driver and front seat passenger must wear seat belts at all times. 
  • The driver is solely responsible for properly securing children under age 12. 

If cited for a seat belt violation, you can expect to pay a fine. But remember, the real cost for not wearing your seat belt could be your life. Buckle up, every trip, every time.

Child Seats

Oklahoma law requires every child under 8 years old to be properly secured in a child passenger restraint system. 

Follow these guidelines to keep them safe:

0-2 years: By law, children under 2 must be properly secured in a rear-facing car seat. 

2-4 years: Must be in a car seat until age 4. 

4-8 years: Must be in a car seat or child booster seat until at least age 8, unless the child is taller than 4'9".

8 years or taller than 4'9": Must wear a seatbelt. 

Regardless of age, the back seat is always the safest place for children. 

Buckle them up, every trip, every time. It's the law.