Connecticut Laws - Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
Sec. 14-80i. Brake equipment and handlebars of motorcycles.

Sec. 14-80i. Brake equipment and handlebars of motorcycles. (1177)(1-click HTML)

(a) Each motorcycle or motorcycle and sidecar shall be equipped with at least one brake adequate to stop it within a proper distance as defined under the provisions of section 14-80h. Any motorcycle designated as a 1974 or later model and operated on the highways of this state shall be equipped with brakes on both the front and rear wheels, except the wheel or wheels on a sidecar if the motorcycle is so equipped. Motorcycle brakes shall be maintained in good working order at all times and shall be capable of bringing the motorcycle to a controlled stop in such distance and under such conditions as are prescribed by the commissioner. (1178)

(b) No person shall operate a motorcycle on a highway or in any parking area for ten or more motor vehicles if the motorcycle is equipped with handlebars that are more than the height of the operator's shoulders. (1179)

(c) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be deemed to have committed an infraction for each offense. (1180)


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