Safety Seats

Connecticut Child Restraint Law

CT General Statute
Sec. 14 – 100a (d)

Any person who transports a child under the age of 4, weighing less than 40 pounds, must provide and require the child to use a child restraint system that meets all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Any person who transports a child under the age of 4, weighing more than 40 pounds, must require the child to use a safety belt.

FINES:

  • 1st Offense - $60.00 fine and mandatory attendance at a child car seat safety course.
  • 2nd Offense - Up to $199.00 fine and mandatory attendance at a child car seat safety course. (Possible 2 month license suspension of any person who fails to attend the course.)
  • 3rd & subsequent offense - Class A misdemeanor

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