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Posted at 11:27 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 12:27:58-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to buckle up their babies with a message displayed on roadway signs. They also want to remind people that several child safety and restraint laws went into effect this year.

The department shared the information via a Tweet this morning:

The laws they're referring to are part of the Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law which went into effect on January 1, 2019 and includes:

  • All children up to age eight must ride correctly secured in a federally-approved child safety seat.
  • Children ride rear-facing until up to age two or until they reach the upper weight or height limit allowed by the car seat’s manufacturer.
  • Children under age eight must ride in the back seat, as long as there is a back seat equipped with a seatbelt and is not already occupied by other children under eight years of age.
  • Children ages eight to eighteen must ride secured in a safety belt or child safety seat (booster seat).
  • Childcare providers must transport all children securely in an appropriate federally-approved child safety seat or safety belt.
  • Children up to age eighteen are prohibited from riding in cargo areas.
  • Violation carries a $25 fine plus court costs and 1 point is assessed against the operator’s driving record.

For more details, visit the following website: https://dot.nebraska.gov/safety/driving/cps/