Traveling with a child is complicated as it is, tantrums and all. Traveling around Arizona with a child can be trickier. This is because of the Arizona Car Seat law. If you are a tourist or even if you are a local, the Arizona Car Seat law can become a little confusing. Traveling using public transport can add to the confusion. Let us clarify the State law for you.
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What State Law Says
The law states that any child, older than 5 but younger than 8 years of age and is under four feet nine inches tall, must travel in a child restraint system. This means that the child restraint system is not needed for children taller than 4’9” even if they are younger than 8 years old.
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INFANT CAR SEAT
Infant car seats fit babies snugly during the first year or so, depending on the size of your baby. They face the rear of the car and carry babies up to 35 pounds and 32 inches tall.
TODDLER CAR SEAT
Toddler’s convertible car seats can carry children from birth to 40 pounds and up to 50 inches tall.
BOOSTER CAR SEAT
Booster car seats use the car’s seat belts and are designed for children age 4 and older, who weigh at least 40 pounds.
According to AZDOT, Arizona State Law requires a child to use a booster seat if they are under the age of 8 or height under 4 feet 9 inches tall.
This exception also applies to children who are shorter than 4’9” but is older than 8 years old. Children younger than this age range must also be in the correct child restraint systems. When traveling with multiple children who are all under the scope of this law, exceptions can be made as long as there is at least one child in the vehicle with the prescribed child restraint system. Certain older model cars, larger vehicles like RVs and buses and emergency vehicles are exempt from this law.
What This Means for You
Now that we have that clarified, I think that it is easy enough to follow if you have your own car. But what about public transport? You can’t be on a bus all the time. So how can you be sure that you are not breaking the law? A citation can cost at least $50.00. You don’t have to worry. VIP Taxi is fully equipped to have you traveling without any worries about breaking the law. You don’t have to worry about lugging around your own child car seat with you.
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Get in touch with us in advance if you need car seat services, and let us know what kind of car seat you need.
Your cab will arrive with the regulation child restraint system, specific for your child and installed in the vehicle according to state regulation.
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