CT lawmakers push to tighten up seat belt laws

<p>The Public Health Committee unanimously advanced a bill that would require all backseat passengers to wear a seat&nbsp;belt.</p>

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2018, 10:37 AM

Updated 2,252 days ago

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State lawmakers are considering an expansion of the state's seat belt laws to include everyone riding in a vehicle.
The Public Health Committee unanimously advanced a bill that would require all backseat passengers to wear a seat belt.
Currently, state law requires only passengers under 16 years old sitting in a backseat to be wearing a seat belt.
The state health department estimates nearly half of the 270 fatal car crashes in Connecticut each year would be avoided if laws were tightened.


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