ConnDOT: Child Safety Seats

Child Safety Seats

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Connecticut’s Law

Has Changed

To Make Kids Safer!

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After October 1, 2005 children must ride in a proper child restraint until they are over 6 years of age AND 60 pounds! (Both the age and weight requirements must be met) After children outgrow their car seat, they must ride in a booster seat using a lap and shoulder belt.


The law also now requires that infants remain rear-facing until they are 1 year of age AND 20 pounds!

 Violators will be fined and required to attend a car seat education class
For More Information Call:
CT Department of Transportation- 860-594-2173
CT Department of Public Health – 860-509-7791


Coalitions and Chapters

Valley Parish Nurse
New London County
Fairfield County
Greater Waterbury
Windham County




Connecticut has Child Safety Seat Fitting Stations located in every county.  Child safety seat education is provided by certified technicians at these fitting stations by appointment and is free of charge.

Visit Child Safety Seat Inspection Station Locator to find a Connecticut fitting station and make an appointment to have your child safety seat inspected.

Visit to obtain a printable copy of the text of the Connecticut Child Safety Seat General Statute.


To receive free literature on the subject of child passenger safety or for other child passenger safety related questions,send your request to:



Visit Class Registration and CPS Certification for information on becoming a certified child passenger safety seat safety seat technician,.


For additional child passenger safety resources

please visit:

Content Last Modified on 10/24/2011 3:19:14 PM