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House Bill 1098


House Bill 1098

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF HB1098 (Updated March 3, 2004 5:34 pm - DI 84)


Child restraints in motor vehicles. Requires a person who holds an Indiana driver's license and who operates a motor vehicle with a child who is less than 8 years of age to restrain the child by a child restraint system unless it is reasonably determined the child will not fit in the child restraint system. Provides that a child who is less than 8 years of age may be restrained by a safety belt if it is reasonably determined the child will not fit in a child restraint system. Provides that children who are at least 8 years of age but less than 16 years of age must be restrained in a child restraint system or a safety belt. Removes the exception that a person who operates a vehicle registered outside Indiana is not required to use a child restraint system unless the vehicle is operated in Indiana for more than 60 days in a year. Establishes the child restraint system account within the general fund. Provides that violation of the child restraint laws does not: (1) add points to the driver's traffic report; and (2) count toward habitual violator status. Repeals the current law governing passenger restraint systems and safety belt use for children at least four and less than 12 years of age. Establishes a delayed effective date of July 1, 2005.
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