You have the kiddos strapped in, but are they really safe in the event of a car accident or even a fender bender? There are a lot of considerations and guidelines when it comes to safety and car seats, and luckily, in Gallatin County there are also a number of resources to help you figure it all out. Here is some basic information:
Montana Car Seat Laws
Small Children: Children under 6 years and under 60 pounds must be properly buckled up in a child restraint (child safety seat, booster, harness or car bed) that meets federal standards. For information on choosing the correct child safety seat for your child please click on the link below:
Car Seat Recommendations: Choosing the Right Seat
Older Children, Adults: All other occupants must be properly buckled up in a safety belt. Safety belts in all seating positions must be in good working condition.
These laws are applicable to all motor vehicles except motorcycles. Driver is cited.
–From the Greater Gallatin Safety Coalition
Child Safety Seat Clinics & Fitting Stations
The Gallatin Safety Coalition has four fitting stations in Gallatin, Park and Sweet Grass Counties.
Tips & Resources
Rear facing car seat or front facing? Booster or just a seat belt?
Here are some Car Seat Recommendations for Choosing the Right Car Seat.