Car Seat Safety

April 10 2013

According to Florida State Statute 316.613, every operator of a motor vehicle, while transporting a child in a motor vehicle operated on the roadways, streets, or highways of this state, shall, if the child is 5 years of age or younger, provide for protection of the child by properly using a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device.  For children aged through 3 years, such restraint device must be a separate carrier or a vehicle manufacturer’s integrated child seat. For children aged 4 through 5 years, a separate carrier, an integrated child seat, or a seat belt may be used.  

You can visit for more safety information on car seats.

If you would like an officer to inspect the installation of your car seat, you can contact the Winter Garden Police Department Traffic Unit at 407.656.3636 to make an appointment with an officer who is certified in inspecting car seat installation.

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