New Laws That Took Effect October 1

October 3, 2018
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When the clock struck midnight on October 1, over 75 new laws went into effect in the State of Connecticut. Below are some highlights:

  1. Connor’s Law. Any child under the age of 15 is required to wear a safety helmet while skateboarding.
  2. Fatality during an auto accident. Police and investigators are required to report the accident to the State’s Attorney in the district it occurred if they are unable to determine cause. The State’s Attorney is then able to refer to the accident to the State Police if necessary.
  3. Electronic proof of auto insurance. Motor vehicle operators are now able to show proof of insurance on a mobile device when asked by law enforcement. Law enforcement cannot view other content on the device.
  4. A series of recommendations made by the Department of Motor Vehicles. View them here.

    Here is a complete list of new laws that went into effect on October 1, 2018.