When a child who weighs less than 40 pounds is being transported in a motor vehicle that is required by the United States Department of Transportation to be equipped with safety seat belts, the operator must have the child properly secured in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions in a child safety seat. Violation of this subsection is a traffic infraction for which a fine of$50 for the first offense, $125 for the 2nd offense and$250 for the 3rd and subsequent offenses must be imposed. A fine imposed under this subsection may not be suspended by the court.

Maine Law  Title 29-A Sec. 2081

 

 
Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States.  Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71%.


73% of car seats are not installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat, or let us do it for you.  The Kittery Police Department has a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician on staff who would be happy to install your car seat for you, double check an installed car seat, or answer any questions you may have.  To schedule a car seat installation, or if you have any questions, please call Dani Lindman at 207-439-1638.

Child Safety Seats