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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 248* VEHICLE HIGHWAY USE
Sec. 14-248b. Livestock crossing paths. Right-of-way.

(a) The traffic authority, as defined in section 14-297, shall have power to designate, by appropriate devices or markers or by lines upon the surface of the highway, such crossing paths and intersections as, in its opinion, constitute an especial danger to guided cattle or other livestock crossing the highway including, but not limited to, specially marked crossing paths in the vicinity of farms which shall have distinctive markings, in accordance with the regulations of the State Traffic Commission, to denote use of such crossing paths by guided cattle or other livestock. (2275)

(b) Persons guiding cattle or other livestock across the highway shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized emergency vehicle, as defined in section 14-1, approaching such person and emitting any audible signal or displaying or making any visual signal reasonably indicating that such vehicle is being operated in an emergency situation. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to relieve the driver of such an authorized emergency vehicle from any duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway or from the duty to exercise due care to avoid colliding with any person, cattle or other livestock. Each operator of a motor vehicle shall grant the right-of-way and slow or stop such vehicle if necessary to grant the right-of-way, to any person guiding cattle or other livestock across the roadway within a crossing path. No operator of a vehicle approaching from the rear shall overtake and pass any vehicle the operator of which has stopped at any crossing path marked, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, to permit guided cattle or other livestock to cross the roadway. A violation of this subsection shall be an infraction. (2276)

Sec. 14-249. Stopping at grade crossings. (2277)(Text)

(a) An operator of a motor vehicle shall bring his or her motor vehicle to a full stop at a railroad grade crossing when warned of an approaching locomotive or a train by a law enforcement officer or flashing lights erected at such grade crossing pursuant to an order of the Commissioner of Transportation and shall refrain from passing over such crossing until the approaching locomotive or train has passed such crossing. (2278)

(b) An operator of a commercial motor vehicle shall refrain from passing over such grade crossing, regardless of whether flashing lights are erected or are operable at such grade crossing, unless all tracks are clear. (2279)

(c) An operator of a commercial motor vehicle shall, upon approaching a railroad grade crossing, drive such motor vehicle at a rate of speed that will enable such motor vehicle to be stopped when required by the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section or section 14-250. (2280)

(d) Violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction. (2281)

Sec. 14-250. Certain motor vehicles to stop at railroad crossing. Regulations. Penalty. (2282)(Text)

(a) The operator of each commercial motor vehicle transporting passengers, service bus or motor vehicle used for the transportation of school children and the operator of each commercial motor vehicle with a cargo tank or carrying hazardous materials, as defined in section 14-1, whether loaded or empty, before crossing at grade any track or tracks of a railroad, shall stop such vehicle not less than fifteen feet or more than fifty feet from the nearest rail of such track, and, while so stopped, shall listen and look in each direction along such track or tracks for approaching locomotives or trains before crossing such track or tracks; and such operator shall not, in any event, cross such track or tracks when warned by automatic signal, crossing gates, flagman, law enforcement officer or otherwise of the approach of a railroad locomotive or train. (2283)

(b) The operator of any commercial motor vehicle shall not attempt to cross a railroad grade crossing if such vehicle cannot be driven completely through such crossing, without shifting gears, on account of insufficient undercarriage clearance. (2284)

(c) The operator of any commercial motor vehicle shall not attempt to cross a railroad grade crossing if such vehicle does not have sufficient space to drive completely through such crossing and to clear the tracks without stopping. (2285)

(d) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section, including exemptions for certain crossings and vehicles that are allowed by the provisions of 49 CFR 392.10. (2286)

(e) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred fifty dollars or more than two hundred fifty dollars. Violation of any provision of subsection (b) or (c) of this section shall be an infraction. (2287)

Sec. 14-250a. Vehicles prohibited on sidewalks. (2288)(Text)

(a) No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon, nor shall any motor vehicle be left parked, standing or stopped on or across, any public sidewalk except to cross such sidewalk to enter or leave adjacent areas or to perform necessary sidewalk construction, maintenance or snow removal. (2289)

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined in section 14-289h. (2290)

(c) Violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction. (2291)

Sec. 14-250b. Obstructing intersection. (2292)(Text)

(a) No operator of a motor vehicle, other than a tractor-trailer unit, as defined in section 14-1, shall proceed into an intersection that has been designated, posted and marked by a municipality in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, except when making a turn, unless there is sufficient space on the opposite side of the intersection to accommodate such motor vehicle without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding the indication of a traffic control signal that would permit such operator to proceed into the intersection. (2293)

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