§ 14-212 Definitions
§ 14-212a Highway and municipal road construction zones, utility work zones, traffic incident management zones and fire station work zones. Fines
§ 14-212b School zones. Fines doubled
§ 14-212c Fines doubled for failure to yield right-of-way to person riding bicycle or electric bicycle
§ 14-212d Highway work zone. Highway worker. Endangerment of highway worker. Penalties
§ 14-212e Highway Work Zone Safety Advisory Council established. Membership, meetings and duties
§ 14-212f Training in highway work zone safety. Development of program curriculum by Highway Work Zone Safety Advisory Council
§ 14-212g Work zone safety account
§ 14-213 Operation without carrying operator’s license
§ 14-213a Operation of private passenger motor vehicle when insurance coverage does not meet minimum no-fault security requirements. Penalty
§ 14-213b Operation prohibited when insurance coverage fails to meet minimum requirements. Penalty. Evidence of insurance coverage required to restore suspended license
§ 14-214 Instruction of unlicensed person in motor vehicle operation
§ 14-215 Operation while registration or license is refused, suspended or revoked. Operation in violation of restriction or limitation on operator’s license or right to operate motor vehicle that requires use of ignition interlock device. Penalty
§ 14-215a Operation while license is suspended pursuant to section 14-140
§ 14-215b Operation after expiration of period of suspension and without obtaining reinstatement of license
§ 14-216 Operation by persons under eighteen without insurance
§ 14-217 Operator to give name and address and show or surrender license, registration and insurance identification card when requested
§ 14-218 Negligent homicide
§ 14-218a Traveling unreasonably fast. Establishment of speed limits
§ 14-219 Speeding
§ 14-219a Parking area defined
§ 14-219b Limitation of municipal liability
§ 14-219c Use of speed monitoring devices to support a conviction
§ 14-220 Slow speed
§ 14-221 Low-speed vehicles carrying passengers for hire
§ 14-222 Reckless driving
§ 14-222a Negligent homicide with a motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle
§ 14-223 Failing to stop when signaled or disobeying direction of officer. Increasing speed in attempt to escape or elude officer
§ 14-223a Striking an officer with a motor vehicle. Penalties
§ 14-224 Evasion of responsibility in operation of motor vehicles. Racing. Required removal of motor vehicle from traveled portion of highway. Impoundment or fine
§ 14-225 Evading responsibility in operation of other vehicles
§ 14-225a Operation of motor vehicles in parking areas
§ 14-226 Operator to report injury to dog
§ 14-227 Operation while intoxicated
§ 14-227a Operation while under the influence of liquor or drug or while having an elevated blood alcohol content
§ 14-227b Implied consent to test operator’s blood, breath or urine. Testing procedures. License suspension. Hearing
§ 14-227c Blood or breath samples required following accidents resulting in death or serious physical injury
§ 14-227d Pilot program permitting issuance of warning to and twenty-four-hour revocation of license of certain alleged offenders
§ 14-227e Community service for persons convicted of operation while under the influence of liquor or drug
§ 14-227f Alcohol and drug addiction treatment program. Waiver. Appeal. Regulations
§ 14-227g Operation by person under twenty-one years of age while blood alcohol content exceeds two-hundredths of one per cent. Procedures. Penalties
§ 14-227h Impoundment of motor vehicle operated by certain persons arrested for operating while under the influence of liquor or drug
§ 14-227i Records of police investigation of defendant re operation of motor vehicle while under influence of, or impaired by, intoxicating liquor or drugs. Copies
§ 14-227j Court order prohibiting operation of motor vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock device
§ 14-227k Avoidance of or tampering with ignition interlock device
§ 14-227l Completion of participation in alcohol and drug addiction treatment program. Reinstatement of operator’s license or nonresident operating privilege
§ 14-227m Operation of motor vehicle with a child passenger while under the influence of liquor or drug or while having an elevated blood alcohol content. Procedures. Penalties
§ 14-227n Operation of a school bus, student transportation vehicle or vehicle specifically designated to carry children by person under the influence of liquor or drug or while having an elevated blood alcohol content. Procedures. Penalties
§ 14-227o Ignition interlock device services. Discount re for indigent persons
§ 14-228 Leaving motor vehicle without setting brake
§ 14-229 Using motor vehicle without owner’s permission
§ 14-230 Driving in right-hand lane
§ 14-230a Restricted use of left-hand lane on divided limited access highways
§ 14-231 Vehicles in opposite directions to pass on right
§ 14-232 Passing
§ 14-233 Passing on right
§ 14-234 Determination of no-passing zones. Overtaking and passing in no-passing zones
§ 14-235 Vehicle not to be driven on left side of highway on curve or upgrade
§ 14-236 Multiple-lane highways
§ 14-237 Driving on divided highways
§ 14-238 Controlled-access highways
§ 14-238a Illegal entry on limited access highway
§ 14-239 One-way streets. Rotaries or roundabouts
§ 14-240 Vehicles to be driven reasonable distance apart
§ 14-240a Vehicles to be driven reasonable distance apart. Intent to harass or intimidate
§ 14-241 Turns
§ 14-242 Turns restricted. Signals to be given before turning or stopping. U-turns. Left turns. Right turns when passing person riding bicycle or electric bicycle
§ 14-243 Starting or backing vehicle
§ 14-244 Signals
§ 14-245 Intersection. Right-of-way
§ 14-246 Right-of-way at intersection turn
§ 14-246a Right-of-way at junction of highways
§ 14-247 Right-of-way at driveway or private road
§ 14-247a Right-of-way yielded by one emerging from alley, driveway or building
§ 14-248 Cattle crossings
§ 14-248a Cattle crossings
§ 14-248b Livestock crossing paths. Right-of-way
§ 14-249 Stopping at grade crossings
§ 14-250 Certain motor vehicles to stop at railroad crossing. Regulations. Penalty
§ 14-250a Vehicles prohibited on sidewalks
§ 14-250b Obstructing intersection
§ 14-251 Parking vehicles
§ 14-252 Parking so as to obstruct driveway
§ 14-252a Removal of ice and snow from motor vehicle required. Penalty
§ 14-253 Parking privileges of handicapped persons
§ 14-253a Special license plates and removable windshield placards for persons who are blind and persons with disabilities. Parking spaces. Penalty. Regulations
§ 14-253b Municipal police departments to report violations of handicapped parking laws
§ 14-254 Parking privileges of disabled veterans
§ 14-257 Crowded seats. Riders on outside of vehicle. Aisle seats
§ 14-260 Filling tanks
§ 14-260n Definitions
§ 14-261 Towing and pushing of vehicles. Double trailers and semitrailers
§ 14-261a Regulation of commercial vehicle combinations
§ 14-261b Drug and alcohol testing of drivers of certain vehicles, mechanics and forklift operators
§ 14-262 Width and length of vehicles. Exceptions. Permits
§ 14-262a Towing or hauling of vehicles in excess of certain limits and federal requirements
§ 14-262b Permits for operating or towing mobile homes. Width and length of vehicles. Regulations
§ 14-262c Tow dolly
§ 14-262d Permits for vehicles transporting mobile homes, modular homes, house trailers or sectional houses
§ 14-263 Length of camp trailers
§ 14-264 Special permits for vehicles of excessive height
§ 14-265 Special permits for trailers
§ 14-266 Operating vehicles of over four tons’ capacity on restricted highways
§ 14-267 Operating overweight commercial vehicles. Highway weighing required. Penalty
§ 14-267a Weight restrictions for vehicles, trailers or other objects. Highway weighing procedure. Penalties for overweight violations. Fines for failure to comply. Regulations
§ 14-267b Weight restrictions for motor buses. Penalties
§ 14-267c Vehicles equipped with auxiliary power or idle reduction technology unit. Weight tolerance exemption
§ 14-268 Weight of vehicles and trailers restricted
§ 14-269 Weight of vehicles and trailers engaged in construction work
§ 14-269a Weight of refuse vehicles
§ 14-270 Permits for nonconforming vehicles. Regulations. Penalties
§ 14-270a Portable truck weight scales
§ 14-270b Truck weight enforcement program
§ 14-270c Official weighing areas. Staffing requirements
§ 14-270d Temporary closing of weigh stations
§ 14-270e Program to implement regularly scheduled and enforced hours of operation for weigh stations
§ 14-270f Weigh station logs
§ 14-271 Securing of loads
§ 14-271a Limits for weakening of vehicle frames. Regulations
§ 14-272 Projecting loads. Carrying of animals
§ 14-272a Carrying of children in pick-up trucks or open-bed vehicles. Restrictions
§ 14-272b Transport of dogs in pick-up trucks. Restrictions
§ 14-273 Operation of motor vehicles requiring a passenger endorsement or passenger and school endorsement
§ 14-274 Hours of operators of motor vehicles with commercial registration or requiring a passenger endorsement or a passenger and school endorsement
§ 14-275 Equipment and color of school buses. Information displayed on school buses and student transportation vehicles
§ 14-275a Use of standard school bus required, when. Use of mass transportation permitted, when. Use of certain motor vehicles prohibited
§ 14-275b Transportation of students who have mobility impairments
§ 14-275c Regulations re school buses and motor vehicles used to transport students. Operators age seventy or older. Penalties
§ 14-275d Program for funding to offset sales tax on purchase of school buses equipped with seat safety belts
§ 14-276 School bus operators to hold a valid passenger and school endorsement. Duties of carrier re withdrawal, suspension or revocation of employee’s operator’s license or endorsement to operate a school bus or student transportation vehicle. Civil penalties
§ 14-276a School bus operators and operators of student transportation vehicles: Regulations; qualifications; training; drug testing
§ 14-276b School bus driver training re life-threatening allergic reactions and administration of medication
§ 14-277 Operator’s duties on stopping bus. Prohibition on idling of bus
§ 14-278 Hours of operation. Placement of seats. No extra exemption or authority for operators
§ 14-279 Vehicles to stop for school bus. Penalties. Written warning or summons
§ 14-279a Operation of school bus monitoring system by board of education or municipality. Vendor agreement. Report
§ 14-279b Review of evidence file. Summons. Defenses
§ 14-280 Display of signs and signals by school bus and student transportation vehicle. Portable signs. Penalty
§ 14-281 Penalties
§ 14-281a Speed of school buses. Display of head lamps
§ 14-281b Summons issued to holder of license endorsement while operating school bus or student transportation vehicles; copy to be sent to employer and local board of education; notification of disposition of case
§ 14-281c Report of serious accidents involving school buses or student transportation vehicles
§ 14-281d Duties of operators of student transportation vehicles re receipt or discharge of school children
§ 14-282 Vehicle formerly used as school bus to be repainted. Inspection of other vehicles
§ 14-282a School bus and student transportation vehicle inspectors
§ 14-283 Rights and duties re emergency vehicles. Obstruction of emergency vehicle
§ 14-283a Adoption of state-wide policy for pursuits by police officers. Reports
§ 14-283b Motor vehicle operator required to move over when approaching emergency vehicle that is stationary or traveling significantly below speed limit and nonemergency vehicle that is stationary and located on shoulder
§ 14-284 Use of restricted highway by livery service vehicles
§ 14-285 Use of mirrors by vehicles other than motor vehicles
§ 14-286 Use of bicycles, motor-driven cycles and high-mileage vehicles
§ 14-286a Rights, duties and regulation of cyclists
§ 14-286b Operation of bicycles and electric bicycles on roadways. Prohibitions re attaching to moving vehicle. Penalty
§ 14-286c Left and right turns
§ 14-286d Prohibition re children riding bicycles, skateboarding, roller skating or in-line skating without protective headgear. Renting bicycles to children. Commissioner of Consumer Protection to provide information re protective headgear
§ 14-286e Police officers, firefighters or emergency service personnel on bicycles
§ 14-286f “Share the Road” public awareness campaign
§ 14-287 Carrying person other than operator on bicycle
§ 14-288 Lights, reflectors and brakes on bicycles and electric bicycles. Whistle emitting devices prohibited
§ 14-289 Regulation of use of bicycles and electric bicycles by municipality
§ 14-289a Riding on motorcycle. Carrying of passenger
§ 14-289b Operation of motorcycles and autocycles
§ 14-289c Riding motorcycle sidesaddle; carrying of passenger on motorcycle not so designed
§ 14-289d Vision-protecting devices for operators of motorcycles or motor-driven cycles
§ 14-289e Headgear for motorcyclists and passengers
§ 14-289f Liability insurance required for motorcycles or autocycles
§ 14-289g Protective headgear for motorcycle or motor-driven cycle operators and passengers under eighteen years of age. Penalty
§ 14-289h Electric personal assistive mobility devices. Definition. Operation
§ 14-289i Vehicles used for landscaping purposes with caged trailers
§ 14-289j Restrictions on the use and sale, lease or rental of mini-motorcycles
§ 14-289k Rights of electric bicycle riders. Operation of electric bicycles. Prohibition re children riding electric bicycles. Protective headgear for electric bicycle riders and passengers. Exceptions
§ 14-289l Duties of electric bicycle manufacturers
§ 14-290 Exemptions from motor vehicle laws
§ 14-291 Traffic regulations for special occasions
§ 14-292 Marking of vehicle operated by student driver
§ 14-293 Vehicles and persons driving or leading animals to display lights
§ 14-293a Riding animals on highways
§ 14-293b Responsibilities of motor vehicle operators when approaching equestrians
§ 14-294 Security for appearance of accused
§ 14-295 Double or treble damages for personal injury or property damage resulting from certain traffic violations
§ 14-295a Assessment for certain violations and payments of fines by mail
§ 14-295b Brain injury prevention and services account
§ 14-296 General penalty
§ 14-296a House trailer not to be occupied when on highway
§ 14-296b Following or parking near fire apparatus, driving over hose prohibited
§ 14-296d Moving violation defined. Motor vehicle operator’s retraining program for operators eighteen years of age or over. Fee. Hearing. Possible license suspension. Regulations
§ 14-296aa Use of hand-held mobile telephones and mobile electronic devices by motor vehicle operators and school bus drivers prohibited or restricted. Exceptions. Penalties. Amounts remitted to municipality. Record of violation
§ 14-296bb Access to dedicated roadway for bus rapid transit service

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 248

  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Carrier: means (A) any local or regional school district, any educational institution providing elementary or secondary education or any person, firm or corporation under contract to such district or institution engaged in the business of transporting students, or (B) any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of transporting primarily persons under the age of twenty-one years for compensation. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-212
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Curb: includes the boundary of the traveled portion of any highway, whether or not the boundary is marked by a curbstone. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-212
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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.
  • Intersection: means the area embraced within the prolongation of the lateral curb lines of two or more highways which join one another at an angle, whether or not one of the highways crosses the other. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-212
  • 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
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Motor vehicle: includes all vehicles used on the public highways. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-212
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of section 7-157. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Parking area: means lots, areas or other accommodations for the parking of motor vehicles off the street or highway and open to public use with or without charge. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-212
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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.
  • roundabout: means a physical barrier legally placed or constructed at an intersection to cause traffic to move in a circuitous course. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-212
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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 14-212
  • Student transportation vehicle: means any motor vehicle other than a registered school bus used by a carrier for the transportation of students to or from school, school programs or school-sponsored events. See Connecticut General Statutes 14-212
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.