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Changes are Coming for Student Transportation in School District Van/Cars

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Effective 1/1/19, all students under the age of 8 years will need to ride in a federally approved car seat when on a school van/car.

Please talk to your child(ren) if they are under the age of 8 years so that they understand the importance of staying safe! Read more at: https://dot.nebraska.gov/safety/driving/cps/.

New Law Following Passage of LB42
(effective January 1, 2019)

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 information and handout items click on the following:

Car Seat Guidelines
Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law
Legislative Bill 42