Sen. Cicarella Applauds Push for Nationwide Ice Cream Truck Safety Standards

May 24, 2024

HARTFORD – State Sen. Paul Cicarella (R-North Haven) today issued the following statement applauding the push for nationwide ice cream truck safety standards:

“I am pleased that Tristan’s Law now has momentum at the federal level, and it’s all because of the family and friends of Tristan who wrote letters, started petitions, and gave support every step of the way. I hope that it receives the same bipartisan support in congress as quickly as it did in Connecticut in 2021. This is a universal issue for families. When these children stand alongside an ice cream truck, they are not thinking of the hazards around them. This law will provide further safeguards to aid in reducing the risk of future tragedies,” said Senator Cicarella.

In 2021, Senator Cicarella championed a similar bipartisan bill that was signed into state law by Governor Lamont. The Connecticut law is unofficially named after Tristan Barhorst, 10, of Wallingford, who was struck and killed by a motorist while crossing the street from an ice cream truck in 2020.