Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
In New Jersey, children up to age eight or a weight of 80 pounds (36 kg) must sit in a federally-approved safety or booster seat in the rear seat of the vehicle. Children under age eight and over 80 pounds (36 kg) must be in a rear seat and must use a seat belt.
In Connecticut, children must sit in a proper child safety seat until they are above six years old and 60 pounds (27 kg). In addition, infants must ride in a rear-facing seat until they are one year old and 20 pounds (9 kg). A child exceeding these limits must be secured in a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt, until he or she outgrows the booster seat.
Our vehicles' safety belts are not defined as a child restraint system under this law, as safety belts are not designed for children under 4' 9" and therefore do not protect young children. For-hire vehicles and their passengers are exempt from laws regarding car seats and seat belts. The law permits children under the age of seven to sit on an adult's lap. We encourage everyone to use child passenger safety seats and to buckle their seat belts while riding in our vehicles.