Can I be found at fault for a car accident if I did not have my seat belt on?

No.  Whether or not you have your seat belt on at the time of a car accident will not determine if you are at fault.  Wearing a seat belt does not effect the way a person is driving.  Even if you are not liable for the car accident, you still may be given a ticket for not wearing a seat belt.  Under Connecticut law failure to wear a seat belt while driving carries a $50 fine, but if you are under the age of 18 the fine increases to $75.  (Connecticut General Statute §14-100a(c)(4))  Failure to wear a seat belt is a non-moving violation that should not effect your driving record or increase the cost of your automobile insurance.

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