32-37-1. Use of system required--Violation as petty offense. Any operator of any passenger vehicle transporting a child under five years of age on the streets and highways of this state shall properly secure the child in a child passenger restraint system according to its manufacturer's instructions. The child passenger restraint system shall meet Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 as in effect January 1, 1981. The requirements of this section are met if the child is under five years of age and is at least forty pounds in weight by securing the child in a seat belt. An operator who violates this section commits a petty offense.
Source: SL 1984, ch 235, § 1; SL 1987, ch 246, § 1; SL 1990, ch 261, § 1; SL 1992, ch 158, § 98; SL 1998, ch 199, § 1.
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