New Car Seat Laws

10.14.2017

Effective October 1, 2017 Connecticut passed new car seat laws.  These changes reflect the most current research aimed at keeping children safe.

 

Rear Facing Car Seat

     -Children under 2 years old must remain in a rear facing car seat with a 5-point harness.

     -Children under 30 pounds must remain in a rear facing car seat with a 5-point harness.

Forward Facing Car Seat

     -Children must be at least 2 years old.

     -Children must be at least 30 pounds.

     -Children who meet both of these requirements must be secured by a 5-point harness and ride in either a forward           

      or rear facing car seat.

Booster Seat

     -Children must be at least 5 years old.

     -Children must be at least 40 pounds.

     -Children must remain in a car seat or booster seat until they are at least 8 years old AND 60 pounds.

Seat Belt

     -Children must be at least 8 years old AND 60 pounds before transitioning out of a car seat or booster seat.

     -The vehicle lap and shoulder belt MUST always be used.

     -"Best Practice" is to use a booster seat beyond the minimum legal requirements.

 

For further information on Car Seat laws please go to the following website: 

                      https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6441a2_de8042e08d2340549cea815202a93d40.pdf

For further information on children safety in general please go to the following website:

                                www.ctsafekids.org         

                 

 

 


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