*Child restraint includes car seats and booster seats and other federally approved safety devices.
If you are in need of a car seat or booster seat, contact KISS at
800-370-SEAT (7328) for a referral to a local car seat loaner program.
**Please note: Some jurisdictions, such as Anne Arundel County, have local Ordinances that prohibit anyone from riding in the bed of an unenclosedpickup truck. If you have questions, contact your county or localpolice department.
Maryland’s child passenger safety laws do not prohibit children from
riding in the front seat. The exception is placing a rear-facing child
in the front seat with an active air bag. If a driver is unable to turn
off an air bag, it is a violation of law (as well as a terrible danger
to the child!) to place a rear-facing child in the front seat. Click here for air bag video clip.
**Please note: KISS and other child passenger safety experts strongly
recommended all children under age 13 ride in the back seat. Research
conducted and published in a report by Partners for Child Passenger
Safety clearly shows that children are 40% less likely to be seriously
injured when properly restrained in the back seat. For more information
on safe seating positions, click here to view the report.
Currently, taxis are exempt from the law. They are not required to
transport children using car seats. However, KISS recommends that you
follow Maryland’s Child Passenger Safety laws when your children are
riding in these vehicles.
For a list of child passenger safety laws in other states, click on a link below.
Insurance Institute of Highway Safety
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464