Whether you have children of your own, or transport children at any point in time in your vehicle, a new law goes into effect on Oct. 1 in Connecticut that you need to be aware of.

Safety first and always when it comes to the most precious cargo around. The child that is in your vehicle. With that in mind a new Bill is going into effect soon in our state.

Connecticut House Committee Bill #6956 passed, and was signed by Governor Malloy.

According to nbcconnecticut.com there are some significant changes to car seat laws starting Oct.1 in Connecticut. The current law requires kids to be in a proper child safety seat until they are six-years-old and 60 pounds. While that's good, experts believe the new law will do even more to protect children.

  • The new law requires children to remain in rear facing seats until they are two-years-old and weigh 30 pounds.
  • They must remain in a five point harness until they are five-years-old and 40 pounds
  • They must be in a booster seat until they are eight and 60 pounds.

I know sometimes we feel that changes in laws are ridiculous and invasive, but I firmly believe that a lot of people still don't know how to correctly keep their children safe in a vehicle. To me, any advancement is a good thing.

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