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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 248* VEHICLE HIGHWAY USE
Sec. 14-270. Permits for nonconforming vehicles. Regulations. Penalties.

(h) (1) If the origin, destination, load description, tractor registration, trailer registration, hours of travel, number of escorts, signs or flags of a vehicle with a permit issued under this section differ from those stated on such permit or required by regulations adopted pursuant to this section, a minimum fine of two hundred dollars shall be assessed for each such violation. (2449)

(2) If the days of travel of a vehicle with a permit issued under this section differ from those stated on such permit or the vehicle is operated under a false or fraudulent permit, a minimum fine of one thousand five hundred dollars shall be assessed for such violation in addition to any other penalties assessed. (2450)

Sec. 14-270a. Portable truck weight scales. (2451)(Text)

The Department of Transportation shall purchase a sufficient number of portable scales to implement a concentrated program of truck weight enforcement to comply with federal requirements in order to continue to qualify for federal highway funds. In no event shall the number of scales purchased in accordance with the provisions of this section be less than ten. (2452)

Sec. 14-270b. Truck weight enforcement program. (2453)(Text)

The Department of Transportation shall implement a consistent program of truck weight enforcement on that portion of Route I-84 lying within the town of Danbury not later than July 1, 1978. (2454)

Sec. 14-270c. Official weighing areas. Staffing requirements. (2455)(Text)

(a) The Commissioners of Public Safety and Motor Vehicles shall staff the official weighing areas as follows: (2456)

(1) Greenwich: Eight work shifts in each seven-day period from Sunday through Saturday. No such shifts shall be worked consecutively, except that two shifts may be worked consecutively on not more than three days; (2457)

(2) Danbury: The Department of Public Safety shall staff three work shifts in each seven-day period from Sunday through Saturday and the Department of Motor Vehicles shall staff three work shifts in each seven-day period from Sunday through Saturday. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall, whenever possible, coordinate coverage between this official weighing area and the official weighing area in Greenwich in order to ensure concurrent coverage; (2458)

(3) Union: Between five and eight work shifts in each seven-day period from Sunday through Saturday. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall coordinate the hours of operation of this official weighing area; and (2459)

(4) Portable scale locations: Ten shifts in each seven-day period from Sunday through Saturday which shall be staggered throughout the four geographical areas established by the Commissioner of Public Safety with concentration in areas that have fewer hours of operation for the permanent weighing areas. (2460)

(b) The Commissioners of Public Safety and Motor Vehicles shall adjust the work shifts required in subsection (a) of this section on a daily basis in order to effectuate an unpredictable schedule. (2461)

(c) The Commissioner of Public Safety may assign any remaining personnel in the traffic unit to the permanent weighing areas in Waterford and Middletown or to the portable scale operations. (2462)

(d) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall assign personnel from the traffic unit to work between nine and twelve shifts in each seven-day period from Sunday through Saturday to patrol and enforce laws relative to the safe movement of all vehicles on the highways of the state. (2463)

(e) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the Commissioner of Public Safety from reassigning personnel in the traffic unit as he deems necessary in order to ensure public safety. (2464)

Sec. 14-270d. Temporary closing of weigh stations. (2465)(Text)

The Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety shall temporarily close any weigh station located within the state that develops a backlog of traffic entering said weigh station and therefore creates a traffic hazard. (2466)

Sec. 14-270e. Program to implement regularly scheduled and enforced hours of operation for weigh stations. (2467)(Text)

On or before January 1, 2004, the Commissioner of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Motor Vehicles, shall establish a program to implement regularly scheduled and enforced hours of operation for weigh stations. Not later than October 1, 2004, and annually thereafter, the commissioner shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a, on the planned program to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation. (2468)

Sec. 14-270f. Weigh station logs. (2469)(Text)

(a) On and after January 1, 2008, logs shall be maintained for each shift at all weigh stations located in the state. Each log shall contain the following information with respect to each weigh station: (1) The location, date and hours of each shift, (2) the hours the "OPEN" sign is illuminated, (3) the number of Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of Public Safety officers or civilian technicians for each shift, (4) the number and weight of all vehicles inspected, (5) the type of vehicle inspections, (6) the number and types of citations issued, (7) the amount of fines that may be imposed for overweight or other violations, (8) the operating costs for each shift, and (9) the number of vehicles that pass through the weigh station during each shift. Each log shall be submitted to the Commissioner of Public Safety. Not later than December 15, 2007, the Commissioner of Public Safety, in consultation with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, shall develop and distribute a form for the recording of such information. (2470)

(b) Not later than January 1, 2008, and semiannually thereafter, the Commissioner of Public Safety shall submit, in accordance with section 11-4a, a written report that contains a summary of the information specified in subsection (a) of this section for the preceding six-month period to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation. Such report shall also be posted on the Internet web site of the Departments of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety. (2471)

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