City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Car Seat Checks

LOCATION

Prior Lake Police Station
4649 Dakota St. SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372

OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

DEPARTMENT CONTACTS

POLICE: (952) 440-3555;
FAX: (952) 440-3666

POLICE PHONE 24/7:
(952) 445-1411

EMERGENCY: 911

EMAIL: police@pd.cityofpriorlake.com

RELATED LINKS

> Department of Corrections
> Predatory Offender Website
> National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
> Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
> Crime Stoppers of Minnesota

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Minnesota Statute 169.685: Child Passenger Restraint Law

A child who is both under age 8 and shorter than 4 feet 9 inches is required to be fastened in a child safety seat that meets federal safety standards. Under this law, a child cannot use a seat belt alone until they are age 8 or 4 feet 9 inches tall. It is recommended to keep a child in a booster based on their height, rather than their age.

  • Safety seats must be installed and used according to the manufacturer's instructions:
    • Child must be secured in the safety seat.
    • Seat must be secured to the vehicle with a seat belt or other appropriate device (LATCH) as authorized by the manufacturer.
    • Infants (under 20 pounds and less than 1 year of age) must be in a rear-facing safety seat, away from air bags.
    • Law applies to all motor vehicles originally equipped with factory-installed seat belts.
    • Law applies to all seating positions.
    • Driver's record carries the violation and driver is responsible for paying the fine.
    • Petty misdemeanor fine for violation is $50 (may be waived if violator shows proof of obtaining a safety seat within 14 days).
    • Applies to both residents and non-residents of Minnesota.
    • Suspected non-use is a valid basis to stop a motor vehicle.

Exceptions

  • Children riding in emergency medical vehicles, when medical needs make use of a restraint unreasonable.
  • Children riding in a motor vehicle for hire, including a taxi, airport limousine or bus, but excluding a rented, leased or borrowed motor vehicle.
  • Children riding with a peace officer on official duty, when a restraint is not available (a seat belt must be substituted).
  • Children certified by a licensed physician as having a medical, physical or mental disability that makes restraint use inadvisable.
  • Passengers in school buses.