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Connecticut law requires safety belts to be worn even


Connecticut motorists must wear safety belts, even if the vehicle is equipped with airbags. While airbags are a good protection against hitting the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield, they do not protect you if you are hit from the side or rear or if the vehicle rolls over. Also, an airbag will not keep you behind the wheel in these situations. If you have an automatic shoulder belt, be sure to buckle your lap belt as well. Otherwise, you could slide out of the belt and be hurt or killed in a collision. [Seat Belt Laws, Before You Get Behind the Wheel, Driver's Manual State of Connecticut DMV]