Connecticut Seatbelt Law

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Connecticut are looking to expand their current seat belt law which has been in existence for thirty-three years, to also include everyone riding inside the vehicle, including those in the backseat.

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On Monday, the General Assembly’s Public Health Committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill which for now, applies to those under the age of sixteen.

Connecticut’s Department of Public Health is in support of the bill because every year, out of two hundred seventy fatal car accidents in Connecticut, more than one hundred of them could have had lives saved if a seat belt law was in effect.

Fran Mayko, who testified on behalf of Connecticut’s AAA automobile clubs, said twenty-nine states currently have laws requiring backseat passengers to also wear seat belts.
The bill is now pending before the House of Representatives.
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