Understanding Connecticut Car Seat Safety Laws
It is important for anyone traveling in a motor vehicle to understand the safety laws designed to protect them. This includes our state’s littlest passengers. Safe Kids Connecticut is a non-profit organization that works to prevent child injuries.
The Connecticut car seat laws are:
- Infants should be rear-facing until they are both a minimum of 20 lbs. and one year old.
- Toddlers should remain in their car seat until they reach the maximum height or weight requirements of their car seat (this is typically 40 lbs., but check the manual that came with your toddler seat.)
- Older children MUST be both seven years old AND 60 lbs. Children in a booster seat must use the shoulder and lap belt.
- Once a child is out of a booster seat, they must wear a regular seat belt while riding in a vehicle.
Following these guidelines will help keep your children safe on the roads. If you or a loved one is ever in an accident you can find out if you’ll need an attorney to help settle your case, here.