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Child Seat Safety Information- CT DOT

Connecticut has very specific laws pertaining to child safety seats and the CT DOT is a great source for child seat safety information.  Whether you live in Hartford, Norwich or Rocky Hill child safety is important for every family in Connecticut.

  • CT law– The law in Connecticut mandates that children must be in a proper child restraint until they are over six years of age and 60 pounds. Once the harnessing car seat is outgrown children must ride in a booster seat wearing a lap and shoulder belt. In addition, the law deals specifically with infants. Connecticut specifies that infants must remain rear facing until they are one year of age and 20 pounds. For both age/weight specifications both the minimums, age and weight, must be met.

Anyone caught driving their children without the proper car seat will be fined and required to attend a car seat education class.  To obtain a printable copy of the Connecticut Child Safety Seat General Statute please click here.

  • Car seat inspection stations– Are you sure your child safety seat is properly installed? Have you purchased the correct car seat for your child? If you are unsure, and even if you believe your seat is properly installed, the best idea is to visit one of the many free child safety seat fitting stations located in every county in the state. Certified safety seat technicians will see you, free of charge, and help you check the safety of your seat. To find a fitting station near you please click here.

 

The attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren have seen too many children seriously injured because of improper child restraints.  Please take advantage of the free car seat safety checks.  In the event of an accident this short seat check could very well save the life of your child.

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