Oregon’s new child seat laws established the following requirements:
- A child weighing less than 40 lbs. must be restrained in a child safety seat
- A child under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a child seat, rear facing
- A child over forty pounds but under age eight or less than 4’9” tall must be restrained in a booster seat that elevates them so the lap/shoulder belts fit correctly.
In addition, Oregon’s safety belt law no longer exempts commercial vehicles “designed or used to transport property.” Drivers and passengers in this category are now required to use proper safety restraints, this includes all types of trucks, vans, and passengers cars, including those used for bulk transport, specialized delivery services, or movement of materials in conjunction with various projects or activities.