4501-37-05 Installation and use of restraints.

Persons using child restraint systems as set forth in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule shall adhere to the manufacturer's instructions regarding the proper installation and securing of the restraint system. No child restraint system shall be used in a motor vehicle for a purpose, or in a manner, for which it is not intended.

(A) When any child who is in either or both of the following categories is being transported in a motor vehicle, other than a taxicab or public safety vehicle as defined in section 4511.01 of the Revised Code, that is required by the United States department of transportation in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 571.208 cited as 49 C.F.R. 571.208 (January 2, 2008) to be equipped with seat belts at the time of manufacture or assembly, the operator of the motor vehicle shall have the child properly secured in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions in a child restraint system that meets federal motor vehicle standards as set forth in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 571.213 cited as 49 C.F.R. 571.213 (August 5, 2008):

(1) A child who is less than four years of age;

(2) A child who weighs less than forty pounds.

(B) When any child who is in either or both of the following categories is being transported in a motor vehicle, other than a taxicab, that is owned, leased, or otherwise under the control of a nursery school or day-care center, the operator of the motor vehicle shall have the child properly secured in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions in a child restraint system that meets federal motor vehicle safety standards as set forth in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 571.213, cited as 49 C.F.R. 571.213 (August 5, 2008):

(1) A child who is less than four years of age;

(2) A child who weighs less than forty pounds.

Effective: 12/14/2008
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/29/2008 and 12/14/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4511.81
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4511.81
Prior Effective Dates: 3/4/83 (Emer.), 6/1/83, 3/1/95, 12/5/02