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The Florida Seat Belt Law dictates who is required to wear a seat belt and what the fines are for not wearing a seat belt. The rules vary based on your age and if you are in the front seat or the back seat. In addition the law spells out how children ages 4 and 5, and children under 4 must be restrained in the Child Restraint Law.

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The Florida Seat Belt Law specifies that anyone under age 18 must always wear a seat belt.

Here are the details of the seat belt law:

  • Under 18 must wear a seat belt at all times.
  • Driver and front seat passengers must always wear a seatbelt.

Note: There are specific requirements for children 5 and younger in another video.

Be Aware: Children 13 and younger should NOT SIT in a front seat as the airbags could injure them in an accident.

A Primary Violation
Not wearing a seat belt in Florida is considered a primary violation, which means law enforcement can pull you over if you're not wearing a seatbelt.

The fine for a seatbelt violation in Florida is $30 for an adult and $60 for a child 5 and younger.


Florida’s Seat Belt Law states if anyone in a vehicle under age 18 is not wearing a seat belt and you're stopped by law enforcement - the Driver will receive the traffic ticket.

Since 2009 not wearing a seat belt is a primary violation. That means that law enforcement can pull you over just for not wearing a seatbelt.


Florida has a Child Restraint Law that applies to children ages 4 and 5 years old and children under 4 years old.

Child Restraint Law Details:

  • Children age 4 and 5 must be in a car seat or booster seat.
  • Children under 4 years old must be in a car seat.
  • Children under the age of 13 should not be in a front seat as airbags can injure or kill young children.

The fine for a child not in a car seat or booster seat is $60.

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