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Texas Seatbelt Laws


Texas Transportation Code 545.412 Child Passenger Safety Seat Systems; Offense


(a) A person commits an offense if the person operates a passenger vehicle, transports a child who is younger than 8 unless
the child is taller than four feet, nine inches and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle in a
child passenger safety seat system according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system.

(b) An Offense under this section is a Class C Misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500.

Texas Transportation Code 545.413 Safety Belts; Offense


(1) A person commits an offense if the person:
a. Is at least 15 years of age;
b. Is riding in a passenger vehicle while the vehicle is being operated;
c. Is occupying a seat that is equipped with a safety belt; and
d. Is not secured by a safety belt.

(2) A person commits an offense if the person:
a. Operates a passenger vehicle that is equipped with safety belts;
b. Allows a child younger than 17 and who is not required to be secured in a child passenger safety seat;
c. To ride in the vehicle without requiring the child to be secured in a safety belt.

(3) An Offense under this section is a Class C Misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500.