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Summary of District of Columbia Laws

Traffic Offenses, Criminal Law, and Misdemeanors

"Child Restraint Act of 1982"

D.C. Code Ann. §§ 50-1701 et seq

The Law: The Act requires children under 16 to be properly restrained in child restraint seats or seat belts when transported in a motor vehicle. Child restraint seats shall conform to federal motor vehicle safety standards.






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