As of October, Connecticut announced and enforced new set of car seat laws, requiring children stay in car seats longer than the previous law. Now, children from infancy up until the age of 8 will be affected by this new law. Previously, children who were 1-year-old or 20 pounds would be in rear-facing seats--now, children up until 2-years-old and up to 30 pounds will sit in these seats. Additionally, children to be 5-years-old and 40 pounds are required to be in a booster seat, and they must stay in one until they are 8-years-old and 60 pounds.
Because a child’s neck isn’t strong enough to handle the impact of a car accident, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended these changes since 2011. These new laws will be wonderful in protecting children, as seat belts will come across a child’s chest instead of up against the neck. While some people feel this is a negative move, as it will be an additional cost for parents, this is essentially a step in the right direction. In fact, parents in need can obtain a free car seat by reaching out to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
If your child has been injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, our Connecticut personal injury lawyers of Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo, LLC will do everything in our power to protect you and your children’s rights.
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