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Child Safety Seat Inspections & Enforcement Planned This Week

In conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations Child Passenger Safety Week, September 15–21, the Newtown Police Department will be conducting Child Safety Seat Enforcement.

During the enforcement period, Newtown officers will be maintaining a high profile while enforcing child safety seat protection laws during all traffic stops. Officers will focus on proper use of child safety seats for children.

Appointments to have a child safety seat inspected by a certified child safety seat technician can be set up by contacting Sergeant Steven Santucci at the Newtown Police Department, 203-426-5841. During these appointments, a child safety seat technician will provide instructions and demonstrations on how to properly install your brand of child safety seat in your model vehicle.

Allow 30 minutes per seat during an appointment.

 

Connecticut Motor Vehicle Restraint Laws: Brief Overview

*14-100(a)(d) Transportation of a child 6 or under or weighing less than 60 pounds without child restraint system. Fine, $92 (first offense); $190 (second offense); Class A misdemeanor (third offense)

*14-100a(d)(2) Failure to require child under 1 year or weighing less than 20 pounds to ride in a child restraint system that is rear facing. Fine, $92 (first offense); $190 (second offense); Class A misdemeanor (third offense)

14-100a(d)(4) Securing a child in a booster seat without a safety belt that includes a shoulder belt. Fine, $92 (first offense); $190 (second offense); Class A misdemeanor (third offense).

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