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years of age or older, and any passenger in the vehicle will have committed an infraction and be fined fifty dollars. When the operator of the motor vehicle is under eighteen years of age, the fine for the infraction increases to seventy-five dollars. Fines go up for a second violation. A third violation is a class A misdemeanor. Violators are required to attend a child car seat safety course offered or approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Failure to attend or complete the safety course may result in a license suspension for up to two months. Although it’s important to abide by Connecticut’s requirements because it’s the law, it’s even more important to follow these requirements because doing so will save lives.
Paul Bedard is a partner at Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, and the Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Southington. Paul’s areas of practice include but are not limited to probate, real estate, and personal injury litigation. Paul is a nearly lifelong resident of Southington and has volunteered for local boards including the Southington Zoning Board of Appeals and the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency. Paul currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Southington- Cheshire Community YMCA. When not practicing law, Paul enjoys attending and supporting his children’s youth sports activities or otherwise traveling and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Paul can be reached at pbedard@smddlaw. com or (860) 620-9460 x109.
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