§ 14-1 Definitions
§ 14-1a “Authorized emergency vehicle” defined
§ 14-2 Appointment of Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
§ 14-3 Powers and duties of commissioner
§ 14-4 Findings and rulings of commissioner
§ 14-4a Conduct of hearings and rendering of decisions
§ 14-5 Branch offices
§ 14-5a Ansonia branch office
§ 14-5b Discontinuation of branch offices
§ 14-5c Department closed or unable to perform transactions due to emergency or other reason. Extension of expiration date or period of validity of credentials issued by commissioner
§ 14-6 Coordination of enforcement activities
§ 14-7 Deputy commissioners
§ 14-8 Police authority of commissioner and inspectors
§ 14-9 Oath of office
§ 14-9a Criminal background checks for applicants for employment with department and certain department employees. Reassignment of employee with disqualifying criminal offense or condition
§ 14-10 Definitions. Records. Disclosure of personal information and highly restricted personal information. Penalty. Regulations
§ 14-11 Employment of legal assistance
§ 14-11a Exceptional issuance of certificates and licenses for law enforcement activities. Verification by Chief State’s Attorney of statements on application for such certificates and licenses
§ 14-11b Driver training program for persons with disabilities
§ 14-11c Motor Carrier Advisory Council. Members. Duties
§ 14-11d Annual safety inspection program for fire department apparatus
§ 14-11e Annual and monthly reports re waiting times at main and branch offices of the department
§ 14-11i Payment of fees by credit card
§ 14-12 Motor vehicle registration. Application. Issuance by dealers. Misrepresentation. Registration number and certificate. Requirements for registration. Regulations. Temporary registration. Number of registered electric vehicles
§ 14-12a Registration of certain motor vehicles garaged or operated in Connecticut
§ 14-12b Presentation of insurance identification card or policy and statement that minimum security will be continuously maintained required for issuance of registration. Investigation of violations
§ 14-12c Verification of security coverage. Penalties for failure to have or continuously maintain required security or for presentation of fraudulent insurance identification card
§ 14-12f Provisions inapplicable to certain vehicles
§ 14-12g Suspension of motor vehicle registration for violation of mandatory security requirements. Suspension of motor vehicle operator’s license. Consent agreements
§ 14-12h Maintenance and compilation of record of all suspended registrations. Availability. Stop and detain procedures. Removal of plates. Seizure, impoundment and forfeiture of vehicle
§ 14-12i Restoration fees. Reimbursement to entities returning confiscated registration number plates to the department
§ 14-12j Agreements with qualified independent contractors to provide consulting and other services
§ 14-12k Regulations
§ 14-12l Collection of Social Security numbers and federal employer identification numbers. List of persons to whom motor vehicle registrations issued to be provided to Commissioner of Revenue Services
§ 14-12o Courtesy registration when proof of ownership pending
§ 14-12q Vehicle identification card
§ 14-12r Inspection of vehicle identification number
§ 14-12s Administrative fee
§ 14-12t Regulations
§ 14-13 Registration certificate and insurance identification card to be carried in vehicle
§ 14-14 Registration of motor vehicles owned by minors. Proof of financial responsibility
§ 14-15 Leasing or renting of motor vehicles. Electronic issuance or transfer of registration. Electronic renewal of registration
§ 14-15a Registration of vehicles leased or rented for use in Connecticut
§ 14-15b Motor vehicle rental contracts. Required notice re collision damage waiver. Prohibited sales and advertising practice
§ 14-15c Repossession of rented motor vehicles by rental companies
§ 14-15d Electronic issuance of registration or certificate of title
§ 14-16 Transfer of ownership. Designation of beneficiary. Fees. Penalties
§ 14-16a Inspection of older vehicles before or upon transfer of ownership. Historical or special interest fire apparatus. Antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles. Modified antique or composite motor vehicles
§ 14-16b Inspection of damaged vehicles
§ 14-16c Insurance companies’, persons’, firms’ or corporations’ duties re totalled vehicles and certificates of title. Operation and inspection of totalled vehicles. Regulations
§ 14-17 Notice of change in appearance or equipment
§ 14-17a Notice of change in registrant’s address
§ 14-17b Notice from United States Postal Service re change of address. Powers of commissioner
§ 14-18 Display of number plates and stickers. Issuance of sample number plates. Return of number plates to commissioner
§ 14-19 Registration of fire apparatus
§ 14-19a Regulations re issuance of special number plates to members of qualifying organizations. Issuance and renewal of collegiate special number plates. Discontinuance of special number plates
§ 14-19b Issuance and renewal of collegiate commemorative number plates. Fees. Establishment of account
§ 14-20 Number plates for antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles. Issuance of number plates corresponding to year of manufacture. Registration. Regulations
§ 14-20a Number plates for volunteer firefighters
§ 14-20b Number plates for veterans and members of the armed forces. Return and nonrenewal of number plates
§ 14-20c Number plates for immediate family of residents killed in action with armed forces
§ 14-21 Number plates for amateur radio licensees
§ 14-21a “Foreign consul” registration and number plates
§ 14-21b Issuance of reflectorized number plates. Display. Infraction
§ 14-21c Number plates for manufacturers of motor vehicles or automotive equipment
§ 14-21d Prisoner of war and congressional medal of honor registration and number plate
§ 14-21e Number plates commemorating Long Island Sound. Voluntary lighthouse preservation donation. Fees. Voluntary habitat restoration donation. Regulations
§ 14-21f Keep Kids Safe number plates. Fees. Regulations
§ 14-21g Keep Kids Safe account
§ 14-21h Number plates for animal population control. Fees. Regulations
§ 14-21i Greenways commemorative number plates. Fees. Regulations
§ 14-21j Amistad commemorative number plates. Fees. Regulations
§ 14-21k Amistad commemorative account
§ 14-21l Olympic Spirit commemorative number plates. Fees
§ 14-21m Olympic Spirit commemorative account
§ 14-21n State and municipal police officers killed in the line of duty memorial number plates. Fees
§ 14-21o United We Stand commemorative number plates. Fees. Regulations
§ 14-21p United We Stand commemorative account
§ 14-21q Childhood cancer awareness commemorative number plates. Fees. Regulations
§ 14-21r Childhood cancer awareness account
§ 14-21s Wildlife conservation commemorative number plates. Fees. Regulations
§ 14-21t Wildlife conservation account
§ 14-21u Support Our Troops! commemorative number plates. Fees. Support Our Troops! account
§ 14-21v Support for nursing profession commemorative number plates. Fees. Nursing account
§ 14-21w Share the Road commemorative number plates. Fees. Regulations. Share the Road account. Use of image
§ 14-21x Men’s Health commemorative number plates. Fees. Regulations. Men’s Health account
§ 14-21y Hartford Whalers commemorative number plates
§ 14-21z Save Our Lakes commemorative number plates. Fees. Regulations
§ 14-21aa Connecticut Lakes and Ponds Preservation account
§ 14-22 Expiration and renewal
§ 14-22f Cancellation of motor vehicle registration in error or failure to maintain accurate record of registration. Remedies
§ 14-23 Refunds on registrations to persons in armed forces
§ 14-24 Heavy duty trailers. Heavy construction equipment. Gross weight of tractor-trailer units
§ 14-25 Registration not required for trailers used as parade floats
§ 14-25a Identifying registration certificate and marker for certain construction equipment
§ 14-25b Registration of vehicle as special mobile equipment or special mobile agriculture vehicle
§ 14-25c Registration of motor vehicle used as a student transportation vehicle. Distinctive marker plates
§ 14-25d Registration of DUKW or similar amphibious vehicle. Restrictions or prohibitions imposed by traffic authority
§ 14-26 Motor or service buses, taxicabs, school buses, motor vehicles in livery service and school buses used in part in livery service
§ 14-27 Number plates for public service motor vehicles
§ 14-27a Number plates for vanpool vehicle. Minimum insurance requirements
§ 14-28 Passenger motor vehicle plates for livery cars or taxicabs
§ 14-29 Owners of motor or service buses, taxicabs, school buses, school transportation vehicles and motor vehicles in livery service to furnish insurance or bond
§ 14-29a Registration of motor vehicles over ten years old as taxicabs prohibited
§ 14-30 Public service motor vehicles registered in another state
§ 14-31 Refund of registration fees for motor vehicles with commercial registration unfit for use
§ 14-32 Commercial motor vehicle in interstate business
§ 14-33 Renewal of registration denied for failure to pay motor vehicle property tax or fines for parking violations. Collection of delinquent property tax by commissioner. Issuance of temporary registrations by city, town, borough or other taxing district
§ 14-33a Notice to commissioner of tax payment
§ 14-34 Reciprocity of registration
§ 14-34a Reciprocal agreements apportioning the registration of commercial vehicles
§ 14-35 Transporter’s registration
§ 14-35a Restrictions on owner of motor vehicle with suspended registration. Prohibitions on operation of motor vehicle by motor carrier. Penalties
§ 14-36 Motor vehicle operator’s license
§ 14-36a Classification of operators’ licenses. Designations; endorsements. Penalty
§ 14-36b Renewal
§ 14-36c Specification of class of license
§ 14-36d Acquisition and installation of equipment. Renewal without personal appearance. Method for issuance or renewal of license or card. Temporary license, permit or card. Regulations
§ 14-36e Course in motor vehicle operation and highway safety
§ 14-36f Regulations concerning driver education programs
§ 14-36g Restrictions on transportation of passengers and hours of operation of vehicle by holders of motor vehicle operator’s licenses who are sixteen or seventeen years of age. Exceptions. Regulations. Penalties
§ 14-36h Contents and features of operator’s license and identity card. Issuance to persons on active duty. Veteran status indicated
§ 14-36i Seizure and forty-eight-hour suspension of operator’s license of person who is sixteen or seventeen years of age for certain violations
§ 14-36j Commissioner to amend regulations re content of safe driving instruction courses. Attendance by parent or guardian
§ 14-36k Conviction of person under age eighteen for operating motor vehicle without operator’s license. Penalty
§ 14-36l Transmission of registration information to the Selective Service System upon application by person under twenty-six years of age for issuance or renewal of license
§ 14-36m Issuance of operators’ licenses to applicants unable to establish legal presence in the United States and applicants without Social Security numbers
§ 14-37 Limited license on proof of financial responsibility by owner
§ 14-37a Special operator’s permit for purposes of employment, education or medically necessary treatment
§ 14-37b Applicant without license from any state, United States territory or certain foreign countries. Requirements. Regulations
§ 14-38 Recall, suspension or revocation of minor operator’s license
§ 14-38a Instruction manual printed in Spanish
§ 14-39 Nonresident operators. Reciprocity concerning equipment, marking and inspection of vehicles
§ 14-40 Operation of motor vehicle owned by resident of foreign country
§ 14-40a Motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle endorsement with three-wheeled restriction. Motorcycle instruction permit. Examination. Military waiver
§ 14-40b License without examination
§ 14-40c Hearing upon denial or suspension of operator’s license
§ 14-41 Expiration and renewal of operators’ licenses and identity cards. Fees. Notice
§ 14-41a Renewal of license for persons age sixty-five or over
§ 14-41b Validity of operator’s license held by member of the armed forces following separation from service
§ 14-41c Renewal of operator’s licenses and identity cards of incarcerated persons
§ 14-42 Application for operator’s license or identity card. Anatomical gift
§ 14-42a Agreement with procurement organizations. Inclusion of information re procurement organizations in driver education programs
§ 14-43 Misrepresentation renders license void
§ 14-44 License endorsement for operators of commercial motor vehicles used for passenger transportation, school buses, student transportation vehicles, taxicabs, motor vehicles in livery service and motor or service buses. Requirements. Hearing. Appeal. Report r
§ 14-44a Commercial driver’s license required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Exceptions. Penalty
§ 14-44b Prohibition re more than one driver’s license
§ 14-44c Application for commercial driver’s license or commercial driver’s instruction permit. Penalty
§ 14-44d Information on commercial driver’s license. Classifications
§ 14-44e Limitations on issuance of commercial driver’s license. Qualification standards. Waiver of skills test. Requirements for license endorsement to operate vehicle transporting hazardous materials. Commercial driver’s instruction permit
§ 14-44f Penalties for supplying false information to obtain commercial driver’s license
§ 14-44g Driving record information. Notification of commercial driver’s license issuance. Expiration of license. License renewal procedures
§ 14-44h Expiration and renewal of commercial drivers’ licenses
§ 14-44i Fees for commercial driver’s license and tests. Waiver
§ 14-44j Notification of convictions, suspensions, revocations and cancellations by holder of commercial driver’s license. Information re previous employment. Penalty
§ 14-44k Disqualification from operation of commercial motor vehicles. Disqualification offenses. Lifetime disqualification. Mitigation of lifetime disqualification
§ 14-44l Notification of traffic convictions
§ 14-44m Authority to enter into agreements with other jurisdictions
§ 14-44n Notification of violation to licensing authority of another state
§ 14-44o Transition requirements re motor vehicle operator’s licenses and commercial driver’s licenses
§ 14-45 Change of address notice by holder of operator’s license or identity card. IV-D support cases. Penalty
§ 14-45a Regulations re standards for licensing of persons with health problems, referrals to medical advisory board, vision standards. Vision screenings
§ 14-46 Report re persons with chronic health or vision problems
§ 14-46a Motor Vehicle Operator’s License Medical Advisory Board: Definitions
§ 14-46b Establishment of board. Membership. Compensation. Executive session
§ 14-46c Responsibilities of board; recommendations
§ 14-46d Confidential use of reports or records. Testimony re reports or records
§ 14-46e Recommendations of board to be advisory. Operation of motor vehicle on limited basis. Failure to comply with request of commissioner or board
§ 14-46f Immunity from civil liability
§ 14-46g Right of appeal
§ 14-47 Fees for registering motor vehicles eligible for commercial registration and tractors
§ 14-48 Fees for registering commercial tractor and semitrailer as a unit or separately
§ 14-48a Registration of commercial truck-tractor
§ 14-48b Registration fee of semitrailer drawn by truck-tractor
§ 14-48c Registration of commercial motor vehicle engaged in seasonal operations
§ 14-48d Registration of leased motor vehicle. Regulations
§ 14-49 Fees for miscellaneous registration and other fees
§ 14-49a Fee for registration for six months or less
§ 14-49b Registration renewal fee. Passport to the Parks Fee
§ 14-50 Fees for operator’s license renewal, passenger endorsement, operator’s examination, collection cost and returned check or rejected payment. Waiver of fees
§ 14-50a Fees for copies, abstracts, duplicates, replacements and searches. Restriction on use of information. Penalty
§ 14-50b Fee for restoration of operator’s license or registration. School bus seat belt account
§ 14-51 Definitions
§ 14-51a Civil penalties
§ 14-52 New car dealer’s, used car dealer’s, repairer’s and limited repairer’s licenses. Cash or surety bonds. Penalty
§ 14-52a Grounds for refusal to grant or renew a dealer or repairer license
§ 14-52b Surrender of new car dealer license in event of cancellation, termination or failure to renew franchise by manufacturer. Manufacturer to operate as a dealer on a temporary basis. Issuance of used car dealer’s license to entity owned or controlled by a man
§ 14-53 Location of business to be approved
§ 14-53a New car dealers to deliver written statement re Magnuson-Moss Warranty act to purchaser of new motor vehicle
§ 14-54 Location to be approved by local building official and local fire marshal
§ 14-55 Hearing
§ 14-56 Commissioner to decide if requested by local authority
§ 14-57 Appeal
§ 14-58 Application. General registration of motor vehicles. Documents to be issued to drivers. Photostatic copies of registration certificate as proof of ownership. Return of void number plates. Penalty
§ 14-59 Special dealers’ plates for trucks or other vehicles with commercial registration
§ 14-60 Use of dealers’ and repairers’ plates
§ 14-61 Issuance of temporary transfer of registration by dealer. Fee. Return of number plates and registration applications by dealer
§ 14-61a Dealer to file application for permanent registration and certificate of title by electronic transmission
§ 14-61b Dealer and repairer records, documents and forms maintained in electronic format. Production in written format. Penalty
§ 14-62 Order and invoice on sale of motor vehicle; information required. Dealer preparation charge. Conveyance or processing fee. Certificate of title on sale of used motor vehicle or sale of motor vehicle at auction. Safety inspection of used motor vehicle. Del
§ 14-62a Advertisements of prices of motor vehicles. Penalty
§ 14-62b Sale of used motor vehicle parts
§ 14-62c Fee on dealer for processing trade-in
§ 14-63 Regulations. Customer complaints. Stipulation by licensees
§ 14-64 Suspension and revocation of licenses. Civil penalties. Restitution orders
§ 14-65 Auction permit. Exception. Regulations. Penalties. Right to void purchase at wholesale dealer auction
§ 14-65a Exemption of dealers in certain trailers. Authorized transactions of marine dealers
§ 14-65e Motor vehicle repairs: Definitions
§ 14-65f Motor vehicle repairs, written or oral authorizations and written acknowledgments. Estimates. Claims. Penalty
§ 14-65g Waiver of estimates. Record of authorizations and of required information. Estimate of charges for diagnosis. Penalty
§ 14-65h Invoice requirements for motor vehicle repair work. Return of replaced parts. Penalty
§ 14-65i Signs required to be posted in motor vehicle repair shops. Penalty
§ 14-65j False statements. Charges for repairs not performed. Completion of repairs. Penalty
§ 14-65k Investigations. Subpoenas. Injunctions
§ 14-65l Motor vehicle repairs: Notice included in appraisal or estimate
§ 14-65m Motor vehicle repair shop participating in motor vehicle repair program established by an insurer. Written acknowledgment required
§ 14-66 Wreckers. Towing and transporting. Distinguishing number plates. Penalties
§ 14-66a Regulations
§ 14-66b Operators of wrecker services to maintain records
§ 14-66c Sale or disposal of motorized personal property. Penalty
§ 14-67 Qualifications of licensee; bond; fees. Solicitation of service contracts
§ 14-67a Application for license. Requirements. Renewal
§ 14-67b Manufacturer’s obligations re warranty
§ 14-67c Suspension or revocation of manufacturer’s license. Civil penalty
§ 14-67d Manufacturer’s registrations. Fees. Financial responsibility
§ 14-67g Definitions
§ 14-67h “Major component parts” defined
§ 14-67i Certificate of approval of location required. Exemption
§ 14-67j Intermediate processors. Permit and license required. License required to transport vehicles or parts processed by intermediate processors. Records of vehicles or parts received, dismantled or sold. Inspection. Regulations
§ 14-67k Hearing on application. Fee
§ 14-67l License and fees. General registration of motor vehicles. Documents to be issued to drivers of such motor vehicles. Compliance with environmental statutes and regulations
§ 14-67m Record of vehicles or major component parts received, dismantled or sold. Inspection of records, vehicles, parts and premises. Receipt of certificate of title. Penalty
§ 14-67n Use of general registration restricted. Number plates for motor vehicles being towed. Fees
§ 14-67o Revocation of license upon sale or transfer of business
§ 14-67p Suspension or revocation for violation
§ 14-67q Commissioner may impose conditions concerning establishment and maintenance of yards
§ 14-67r Fencing
§ 14-67s Ordinances creating restricted districts
§ 14-67t Publication of ordinances
§ 14-67u Appeal
§ 14-67v Penalty. Injunction to restrain violation
§ 14-67w Scrap metal processors exempted. Receipt of motor vehicles. Required information. Inspection of premises and records. Retention of records. Regulations
§ 14-68 Definitions
§ 14-69 License to conduct a drivers’ school. Penalty
§ 14-70 Grounds for denial of application
§ 14-71 Schedule of rates to be filed
§ 14-72 Suspension, revocation or refusal to renew school license
§ 14-73 Instructor’s license. Master instructor’s license. Regulations
§ 14-74 Suspension, revocation or refusal to renew instructor’s license
§ 14-75 Revocation or suspension of license after renewal
§ 14-76 Hearing for reinstatement or renewal. Appeal
§ 14-77 Records of licensee
§ 14-78 Regulations for conduct of drivers’ schools and instructor license requirements. Limited license
§ 14-79 Penalty
§ 14-80 Mechanical equipment
§ 14-80a Maximum noise levels
§ 14-80b Ball joints and tie rod ends. Prohibition on certain installations and attachments to
§ 14-80h Brake equipment of motor vehicles. Compression brake device to be equipped with muffler. Penalties
§ 14-80i Brake equipment and handlebars of motorcycles
§ 14-81 Brake equipment of trailers
§ 14-81a Hydraulic brake fluid
§ 14-81b Restrictions on used brake drums and brake discs
§ 14-82 Free-wheeling devices
§ 14-96a Lighted lamps and illuminating devices required, when
§ 14-96b Head lamps
§ 14-96c Tail lamps. Illumination of rear registration plate
§ 14-96d Reflectors
§ 14-96e Stop lamps. Turn signals
§ 14-96f Special requirements for buses, trucks, trailers, truck tractors
§ 14-96g Colors of lamps and reflectors. Reflective sheeting on certain vehicles
§ 14-96h Mounting of reflectors and clearance lamps
§ 14-96i Visibility of reflectors and clearance, identification and side marker lamps
§ 14-96j Vehicles operated in combination
§ 14-96k Projecting loads. Carrying of animals
§ 14-96l Sufficiency of head and rear lights. Parked vehicles
§ 14-96m Farm tractors and equipment
§ 14-96n General lighting requirements
§ 14-96o Spot lamps. Fog lamps. Auxiliary passing lamps. Auxiliary driving lamps
§ 14-96p Color of lights. Flashing lights. Intensity of lights
§ 14-96q Permits for colored or flashing lights. Fee
§ 14-96r Color of stop lamps. Turn signal lamps
§ 14-96s Fender, backup and identification lamps. Penalties
§ 14-96t Multiple-beam road-lighting equipment
§ 14-96u Use of multiple-beam road-lighting equipment
§ 14-96x Head lamp of motorcycle
§ 14-96y Number of head lamps. Number in combination with other lamps
§ 14-96z Intensity of certain lamps. Location of red light
§ 14-96aa Standards and specifications for lamps for snow-removal and highway maintenance equipment
§ 14-96bb Operation of motor vehicles without required lighting devices
§ 14-96cc Regulation of hazardous lighting equipment
§ 14-97 Defrosting devices on school buses and motor vehicles used to transport passengers for hire
§ 14-97a Emergency lighting or reflecting devices on motor vehicles used to transport passengers for hire and motor vehicles with commercial registration
§ 14-97b Lift equipment on motor buses
§ 14-98 Tires
§ 14-98a Tires to be in safe operating condition
§ 14-99 Mirror. Motor vehicles with commercial registration to allow others to pass
§ 14-99f Windshield. Obstruction of view
§ 14-99g Definitions. Tinted or reflectorized windows. Obstruction of view prohibited. Exceptions. Sale or delivery of motor vehicles having tinted or reflectorized windows prohibited. Stickers required. Penalty. Window tinting businesses. Regulations
§ 14-99h Etching of vehicle identification numbers. Marking of component parts. Penalty. Regulations
§ 14-100 Safety glass. Use of plastics
§ 14-100a Seat safety belts. Child restraint systems. Wheelchair transportation devices
§ 14-100b Air pollution control devices required on certain passenger motor vehicles
§ 14-101 Turn signals
§ 14-102 View in and exits from motor vehicles used to transport passengers for hire
§ 14-102a Inspection of student transportation vehicles
§ 14-103 Inspection of motor vehicles
§ 14-103a Inspection of reassembled, altered or reconstructed vehicles. Composite vehicles. Vehicles made by unlicensed manufacturers
§ 14-103b High-mileage vehicles, regulations re safety and performance standards
§ 14-103c Vehicles using liquid propane gas as fuel
§ 14-103d Vehicles using any pressurized gas as fuel. Regulations. Class C misdemeanor
§ 14-104 Fenders and other wheel protectors
§ 14-105 Television screens or similar devices prohibited. Exceptions
§ 14-106 Air conditioning equipment
§ 14-106a Tamper-resistant odometer required. Mileage reading required on registration application
§ 14-106b Properly functioning odometer required. Tampering with odometer prohibited
§ 14-106c Headerboards required on commercial van-type motor vehicles
§ 14-106d Sale, offer for sale, manufacture, importation or installation of counterfeit or nonfunctional air bag prohibited. Unfair or deceptive trade practice. Penalty
§ 14-107 Liability of owner, operator, lessee
§ 14-108 Report of accidents
§ 14-108a Uniform investigation of accident report. Requirements and policy for identifying and notifying person’s family or household member of motor vehicle accident in which person was killed
§ 14-110 Oaths and subpoenas. False statements or reports
§ 14-111 Suspension or revocation of registration, license or right to operate
§ 14-111a Possession of alcoholic liquors in motor vehicles by underage persons
§ 14-111b Suspension of operator’s license following conviction for speeding
§ 14-111e Suspension or delay in issuance of operator’s license for person under twenty-one years of age convicted of certain violations
§ 14-111f Suspension of operator’s license for possession of counterfeit or altered license
§ 14-111g Operator’s retraining program
§ 14-111h Definitions applicable to driver license agreement
§ 14-111i Entry into driver license agreement. Regulations
§ 14-111j Findings and declarations re driver license agreement
§ 14-111k Application for a motor vehicle operator’s license from applicants in other member jurisdictions
§ 14-111l Driver control record. Record of convictions and administrative actions
§ 14-111m Notice of failure to comply with a citation
§ 14-111n Reports of comparable convictions. Suspension of operator’s license
§ 14-111o Form and use in evidence of records received from other member jurisdictions. Electronic transmission
§ 14-111p Validity of reports or records received from members of the Driver License Compact
§ 14-111q Hearing
§ 14-112 Proof of financial responsibility
§ 14-112a Online Insurance Verification System
§ 14-115a Request for document from motor vehicle record
§ 14-129 Self-insurance
§ 14-134 Appeals from commissioner
§ 14-135 Attorney General to act when commissioner is disqualified
§ 14-136 First complaint
§ 14-137 Authority to make regulations and certify or limit the use of devices and equipment
§ 14-137a Point system for motor vehicle violations
§ 14-138 State police to assist
§ 14-139 Conviction to be endorsed on license
§ 14-140 Release on own recognizance. Report of failure to appear or to pay fine or fee, surcharge or cost. Reciprocal agreements. Opening of judgment
§ 14-140a Automobile club bail bond certificates, when acceptable as bail
§ 14-141 Courts to report convictions and other dispositions to commissioner
§ 14-142 Proceedings against negligent court clerk
§ 14-143 Expenses in unsuccessful prosecutions by state police
§ 14-144 No fees for arrests for motor vehicle violations
§ 14-145 Towing or removal of motor vehicle from private property. Use of a wheel-locking device. Regulations. Prohibition re issuance of parking citation. Penalty
§ 14-145a Towing, removal or use of wheel-locking device prohibited except upon express instruction of property owner or lessee or for repossession. Rebate prohibited
§ 14-145b Storage and release of motor vehicles that have been towed or rendered immovable
§ 14-145c Liability of property owner, lessee or lending institution for improper towing or removal of motor vehicle or use of a wheel-locking device
§ 14-145d Notification to chief of police required prior to use of wheel-locking device
§ 14-146 Objects not to be thrown at motor vehicles
§ 14-147 Improper use of marker, registration or license
§ 14-147a Theft or illegal possession of number plate or sticker
§ 14-148 Abandoned markers
§ 14-149 Mutilated or removed vehicle identification, factory or engine number. Discovery of vehicle reported as stolen or of vehicle or major component part with mutilated or missing identification, engine or factory number. Disposition of vehicle or part held in
§ 14-149a Ownership or operation of a chop shop. Penalty
§ 14-150 Abandoned or unregistered motor vehicles and motor vehicles which are a menace to traffic. Notice. Removal. Storage. Hearing. Lien. Affidavit of compliance. Sale. Regulations re title to abandoned motor vehicles and re disposal of motor homes or recreatio
§ 14-150a Removal of abandoned motor vehicles by municipalities. Notice
§ 14-150b Municipal Abandoned Vehicle Trust Fund
§ 14-151 State marshals and constables to enforce law concerning abandoned motor vehicles
§ 14-151a Report by owner or person in lawful possession of theft of motor vehicle. Regulations re uniform procedure. Report as condition precedent to settling insurance claim
§ 14-152 Report by law enforcement agencies of theft or recovery of motor vehicle
§ 14-153 Renting of motor vehicles
§ 14-153a Exemption. Penalty
§ 14-153b Proof of credit
§ 14-154 Liability of owner for damage caused by rented or leased car
§ 14-154a Liability of owner for damage caused by rented or leased motor vehicle. Exceptions
§ 14-155 Fines and forfeitures to be paid to commissioner
§ 14-156 Receipts of Department of Motor Vehicles to be credited to Special Transportation Fund
§ 14-156a Payment of State Police Department expenditures from Highway Fund
§ 14-158 Fines and forfeitures paid to commissioner to be receipts of General Fund
§ 14-159 Refund of money paid to commissioner
§ 14-160 Reservation of marker plate numbers. Additional fee for low numbers
§ 14-161 Impersonation of inspector or agent
§ 14-162 Ordinances
§ 14-163 Commissioner to provide lists of motor vehicle and snowmobile owners to town assessors. Disclosure by assessor or tax collector prohibited
§ 14-163a Driving on ice
§ 14-163b Motor vehicles formerly used as ambulances
§ 14-163c Motor carrier safety regulations for intrastate or interstate commerce. Variations or exemptions. Enforcement powers of police officers and motor vehicle inspectors
§ 14-163d Vehicles in intrastate or interstate commerce. Evidence of security requirements or insurance. Suspension of registration
§ 14-163e Periodic inspection of certain vehicles or combinations
§ 14-163f Eligibility for commercial motor vehicle services contracts with state or municipalities
§ 14-163g Transportation of hazardous materials. Applicable federal regulations. Enforcement powers of motor vehicle inspectors and police officers
§ 14-164 General penalty
§ 14-164a Motor vehicle racing

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 246

  • Activity vehicle: means a student transportation vehicle that is used to transport students in connection with school-sponsored events and activities, but is not used to transport students to and from school. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agricultural tractor: means a tractor or other form of nonmuscular motive power used for transporting, hauling, plowing, cultivating, planting, harvesting, reaping or other agricultural purposes on any farm or other private property, or used for the purpose of transporting, from one farm to another, agricultural implements and farm products, provided the agricultural tractor is not used on any highway for transporting a pay load or for some other commercial purpose. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Authorized emergency vehicle: means (A) a fire department vehicle, (B) a police vehicle, or (C) a public service company or municipal department ambulance or emergency vehicle designated or authorized for use as an authorized emergency vehicle by the commissioner. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Autocycle: means a motor vehicle that meets the requirements of a motorcycle under 49 CFR Part 571, and (A) does not have more than three wheels in contact with the ground, (B) is designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and foot pedals for acceleration, braking or shifting, (C) has a seat or seats that are fully or partially enclosed and in which the occupants sit with their legs forward, and (D) is equipped with safety belts, in accordance with section 14-100a, for all occupants. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Camp trailer: includes any trailer designed for living or sleeping purposes and used exclusively for camping or recreational purposes. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Camper: means any motor vehicle designed or permanently altered in such a way as to provide temporary living quarters for travel, camping or recreational purposes. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • CDL: means a license issued to an individual in accordance with the provisions of sections 14-44a to 14-44m, inclusive, which authorizes such individual to drive a commercial motor vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Combination registration: means the type of registration issued to a motor vehicle used for both private passenger and commercial purposes if such vehicle does not have a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of twelve thousand five hundred pounds. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means a vehicle designed or used to transport passengers or property, except a vehicle used for farming purposes in accordance with 49 CFR 383. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Commercial registration: means the type of registration required for any motor vehicle designed or used to transport merchandise, freight or persons in connection with any business enterprise, unless a more specific type of registration is authorized and issued by the commissioner for such class of vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Commercial trailer: means a trailer used in the conduct of a business to transport freight, materials or equipment whether or not permanently affixed to the bed of the trailer. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Commissioner: includes the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and any assistant to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles who is designated and authorized by, and who is acting for, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles under a designation. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: means an unvacated adjudication of guilt, or a determination that a person has violated or failed to comply with the law in a court of original jurisdiction or an authorized administrative tribunal, an unvacated forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to secure the person's appearance in court, the payment of a fine or court cost, or violation of a condition of release without bail, regardless of whether or not the penalty is rebated, suspended or probated. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: includes any person actively engaged in buying, selling or exchanging motor vehicles or trailers who has an established place of business in this state and who may, incidental to such business, repair motor vehicles or trailers, or cause them to be repaired by persons in his or her employ. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disqualification: means a withdrawal of the privilege to drive a commercial motor vehicle, which occurs as a result of (A) any suspension, revocation, or cancellation by the commissioner of the privilege to operate a motor vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drive: means to drive, operate or be in physical control of a motor vehicle, including a motor vehicle being towed by another. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Driver: means any person who drives, operates or is in physical control of a commercial motor vehicle, or who is required to hold a commercial driver's license. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Employee: means any operator of a commercial motor vehicle, including full-time, regularly employed drivers, casual, intermittent or occasional drivers, drivers under contract and independent owner-operator contractors, who, while in the course of operating a commercial motor vehicle, are either directly employed by, or are under contract to, an employer. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Employer: means any person, including the United States, a state or any political subdivision thereof, who owns or leases a commercial motor vehicle, or assigns a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • farm: includes farm buildings, and accessory buildings thereto, nurseries, orchards, ranges, greenhouses, hoophouses and other temporary structures or other structures used primarily for the raising and, as an incident to ordinary farming operations, the sale of agricultural or horticultural commodities. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Farm implement: means a vehicle designed and adapted exclusively for agricultural, horticultural or livestock-raising operations and which is not operated on a highway for transporting a pay load or for any other commercial purpose. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • farming: shall include cultivation of the soil, dairying, forestry, raising or harvesting any agricultural or horticultural commodity, including the raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, training and management of livestock, including horses, bees, poultry, fur-bearing animals and wildlife, and the raising or harvesting of oysters, clams, mussels, other molluscan shellfish or fish. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Fatality: means the death of a person as a result of a motor vehicle accident. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Felony: means any offense as defined in section 53a-25 and includes any offense designated as a felony under federal law. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garage: includes every place of business where motor vehicles are, for compensation, received for housing, storage or repair. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Gross weight: means the light weight of a vehicle plus the weight of any load on the vehicle, provided, in the case of a tractor-trailer unit, "gross weight" means the light weight of the tractor plus the light weight of the trailer or semitrailer plus the weight of the load on the vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • GVWR: means the value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum loaded weight of a single or a combination (articulated) vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Head lamp: means a lighting device affixed to the front of a motor vehicle projecting a high intensity beam which lights the road in front of the vehicle so that it can proceed safely during the hours of darkness. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • High-mileage vehicle: means a motor vehicle having the following characteristics: (A) Not less than three wheels in contact with the ground. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Highway: includes any state or other public highway, road, street, avenue, alley, driveway, parkway, place or dedicated roadway for bus rapid transit service, under the control of the state or any political subdivision of the state, dedicated, appropriated or opened to public travel or other use. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Imminent hazard: means the existence of a condition that presents a substantial likelihood that death, serious illness, severe personal injury or a substantial endangerment to health, property, or the environment may occur before the reasonably foreseeable completion date of a formal proceeding begun to lessen the risk of that death, illness, injury or endangerment. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • intellectual disability: means a significant limitation in intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior that originated during the developmental period before eighteen years of age. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1g
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Light weight: means the weight of an unloaded motor vehicle as ordinarily equipped and ready for use, exclusive of the weight of the operator of the motor vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Limited access highway: means a state highway so designated under the provisions of section 13b-27. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Manufacturer: means (A) a person, whether a resident or nonresident, engaged in the business of constructing or assembling new motor vehicles of a type required to be registered by the commissioner, for operation upon any highway, except a utility trailer, which are offered for sale in this state, or (B) a person who distributes new motor vehicles to new car dealers licensed in this state. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Modified antique motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle twenty years old or older which has been modified for safe road use, including, but not limited to, modifications to the drive train, suspension, braking system and safety or comfort apparatus. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor bus: includes any motor vehicle, except a taxicab, as defined in section 13b-95, operated in whole or in part on any street or highway in a manner affording a means of transportation by indiscriminately receiving or discharging passengers, or running on a regular route or over any portion of a regular route or between fixed termini. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Motor home: means a vehicular unit designed to provide living quarters and necessary amenities which are built into an integral part of, or permanently attached to, a truck or van chassis. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Motor vehicle: means any vehicle propelled or drawn by any nonmuscular power, except aircraft, motor boats, road rollers, baggage trucks used about railroad stations or other mass transit facilities, electric battery-operated wheel chairs when operated by persons with physical disabilities at speeds not exceeding fifteen miles per hour, golf carts operated on highways solely for the purpose of crossing from one part of the golf course to another, golf-cart-type vehicles operated on roads or highways on the grounds of state institutions by state employees, agricultural tractors, farm implements, such vehicles as run only on rails or tracks, self-propelled snow plows, snow blowers and lawn mowers, when used for the purposes for which they were designed and operated at speeds not exceeding four miles per hour, whether or not the operator rides on or walks behind such equipment, motor-driven cycles as defined in section 14-286, special mobile equipment as defined in section 14-165, mini-motorcycles, as defined in section 14-289j, electric bicycles and any other vehicle not suitable for operation on a highway. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Motorcycle: means (A) an autocycle, as defined in this section, or (B) a motor vehicle, with or without a side car, that has (i) not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, (ii) a saddle or seat which the rider straddles or a platform on which the rider stands, and (iii) handlebars with which the rider controls the movement of the vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • New motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle, the equitable or legal title to which has never been transferred by a manufacturer, distributor or dealer to an ultimate consumer. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Nonresident: means any person whose legal residence is in a state other than Connecticut or in a foreign country. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Nonskid device: means any device applied to the tires, wheels, axles or frame of a motor vehicle for the purpose of increasing the traction of the motor vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Number plate: means any sign or marker furnished by the commissioner on which is displayed the registration number assigned to a motor vehicle by the commissioner. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Officer: includes any constable, state marshal, inspector of motor vehicles, state policeman or other official authorized to make arrests or to serve process, provided the officer is in uniform or displays the officer's badge of office in a conspicuous place when making an arrest. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Operator: means any person who operates a motor vehicle or who steers or directs the course of a motor vehicle being towed by another motor vehicle and includes a driver as defined in subdivision (26) of this section. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of section 7-157. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Out-of-service order: means an order (A) issued by a person having inspection authority, as defined in regulations adopted by the commissioner pursuant to section 14-163c, or by an authorized official of the United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration pursuant to any provision of federal law, to prohibit any motor vehicle specified in subsection (a) of section 14-163c from being operated on any highway, or to prohibit a driver from operating any such motor vehicle, or (B) issued by the United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, pursuant to any provision of federal law, to prohibit any motor carrier, as defined in Section 386. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means any person holding title to a motor vehicle, or having the legal right to register the same, including purchasers under conditional bills of sale. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Parked vehicle: means a motor vehicle in a stationary position within the limits of a public highway. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Passenger and commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle used for private passenger and commercial purposes which is eligible for combination registration. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Passenger motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle used for the private transportation of persons and their personal belongings, designed to carry occupants in comfort and safety, with a capacity of carrying not more than ten passengers including the operator thereof. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Passenger registration: means the type of registration issued to a passenger motor vehicle unless a more specific type of registration is authorized and issued by the commissioner for such class of vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Person: includes any individual, corporation, limited liability company, association, copartnership, company, firm, business trust or other aggregation of individuals but does not include the state or any political subdivision thereof, unless the context clearly states or requires. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pick-up truck: means a motor vehicle with an enclosed forward passenger compartment and an open rearward compartment used for the transportation of property. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pneumatic tires: means tires inflated or inflatable with air. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Pole trailer: means a trailer which is (A) intended for transporting long or irregularly shaped loads such as poles, logs, pipes or structural members, which loads are capable of sustaining themselves as beams between supporting connections, and (B) designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle and attached or secured directly to the motor vehicle by any means including a reach, pole or boom. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Public passenger endorsement: means an endorsement issued to an individual, which authorizes such individual to transport passengers, including, but not limited to, passengers who are students in accordance with subsection (b) or (c) of section 14-36a. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recreational vehicle: includes the camper, camp trailer and motor home classes of vehicles. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Registration: includes the certificate of motor vehicle registration and the number plate or plates used in connection with such registration. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Registration number: means the identifying number or letters, or both, assigned by the commissioner to a motor vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • School bus: means any school bus, as defined in section 14-275, including a commercial motor vehicle used to transport preschool, elementary school or secondary school students from home to school, from school to home, or to and from school-sponsored events, but does not include a bus used as a common carrier. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Semitrailer: means any trailer type vehicle designed and used in conjunction with a motor vehicle so that some part of its own weight and load rests on or is carried by another vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Service bus: includes any vehicle except a vanpool vehicle or a school bus designed and regularly used to carry ten or more passengers when used in private service for the transportation of persons without charge to the individual. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shoulder: means that portion of a highway immediately adjacent and contiguous to the travel lanes or main traveled portion of the roadway. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Solid tires: means tires of rubber, or other elastic material approved by the Commissioner of Transportation, which do not depend on confined air for the support of the load. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • spot light: means a lighting device projecting a high intensity beam, the direction of which can be readily controlled for special or emergency lighting as distinguished from ordinary road illumination. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • State: means any state of the United States and the District of Columbia unless the context indicates a more specific reference to the state of Connecticut. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Stop: means complete cessation of movement. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Student: means any person under the age of twenty-one years who is attending a preprimary, primary or secondary school program of education. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tail lamp: means a lighting device affixed to the rear of a motor vehicle showing a red light to the rear and indicating the presence of the motor vehicle when viewed from behind. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tractor-trailer unit: means a combination of a tractor and a trailer or a combination of a tractor and a semitrailer. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Trailer: means any rubber-tired vehicle without motive power drawn or propelled by a motor vehicle. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Truck: means a motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • truck tractor: means a motor vehicle designed and used for drawing a semitrailer. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Ultimate consumer: means , with respect to a motor vehicle, the first person, other than a dealer, who in good faith purchases the motor vehicle for purposes other than resale. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • United States: means the fifty states and the District of Columbia. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Used motor vehicle: includes any motor vehicle which has been previously separately registered by an ultimate consumer. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Vanpool vehicle: includes all motor vehicles, the primary purpose of which is the daily transportation, on a prearranged nonprofit basis, of individuals between home and work, and which: (A) If owned by or leased to a person, or to an employee of the person, or to an employee of a local, state or federal government unit or agency located in Connecticut, are manufactured and equipped in such manner as to provide a seating capacity of at least seven but not more than fifteen individuals, or (B) if owned by or leased to a regional ride-sharing organization in the state recognized by the Commissioner of Transportation, are manufactured and equipped in such manner as to provide a seating capacity of at least six but not more than nineteen individuals. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Vehicle: includes any device suitable for the conveyance, drawing or other transportation of persons or property, whether operated on wheels, runners, a cushion of air or by any other means. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Wrecker: means a vehicle which is registered, designed, equipped and used for the purposes of towing or transporting wrecked or disabled motor vehicles for compensation or for related purposes by a person, firm or corporation licensed in accordance with the provisions of subpart (D) of part III of this chapter or a vehicle contracted for the consensual towing or transporting of one or more motor vehicles to or from a place of sale, purchase, salvage or repair. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.