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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 248* VEHICLE HIGHWAY USE
Sec. 14-289e. Headgear for motorcyclists and passengers.

Sec. 14-289e. Headgear for motorcyclists and passengers. (2636)(Text)

Section 14-289e is repealed. (2637)

Sec. 14-289f. Liability insurance required for motorcycles. (2638)(Text)

No owner of any motorcycle, as defined in section 14-1, registered in this state may operate or permit the operation of such motorcycle unless it has been insured for the amounts required by section 14-112 with an exclusion in personal injury coverage for passengers. Violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction. (2639)

Sec. 14-289g. Protective headgear for motorcycle or motor-driven cycle operators and passengers under eighteen years of age. Regulations. Penalty. (2640)(Text)

(a) No person under eighteen years of age may (1) operate a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle, as defined in section 14-1, or (2) be a passenger on a motorcycle, unless such operator or passenger is wearing protective headgear of a type which conforms to the minimum specifications established by regulations adopted under subsection (b) of this section. (2641)

(b) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 and the provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 49, Section 571.218, as amended, establishing specifications for protective headgear for use by operators and passengers of motorcycles. (2642)

(c) Any person subject to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section who fails to wear protective headgear which conforms to the minimum specifications established by such regulations shall have committed an infraction and shall be fined not less than ninety dollars. (2643)

Sec. 14-289h. Electric personal assistive mobility devices. Definition. Operation. (2644)(Text)

(a) For the purposes of this section, "electric personal assistive mobility device" means a self-balancing device unsuitable for operation on public highways having two nontandem wheels and designed to transport one person with an electric propulsion system equipped with a device that limits the maximum speed of such device to not more than fifteen miles per hour. (2645)

(b) Each electric personal assistive mobility device shall be equipped with front, rear and side reflectors and a system that, when employed, will enable the operator to bring the device to a controlled stop. If such device is operated between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise, it shall display a lamp emitting a white light which, while such device is in motion, illuminates the area in front of the operator and is visible from a distance of three hundred feet in front of and from the sides of such device. (2646)

(c) An operator of an electric personal assistive mobility device is not required to obtain an operator's license and such device is not required to be registered as a motor vehicle when such device is operated in accordance with the provisions of this section. (2647)

(d) Any person sixteen years of age or older who has disabilities which limit or impair the ability to walk, as defined in 23 CFR Part 1235.2 and who has been issued a placard pursuant to the provisions of section 14-253a may operate an electric personal assistive mobility device on any sidewalk or on a highway for the purposes of crossing the highway at a crosswalk, when practicable, or at an angle of approximately ninety degrees to the direction of the highway at a location at which there are no obstructions that may prevent an expedient and safe crossing provided such device is completely stopped before entering the traveled portion of the highway and the operator yields the right-of-way to any motor vehicle using such highway. Any such operator shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian on a sidewalk or highway. (2648)

(e) No person may operate such device on a limited access state highway, as defined in section 13a-1. (2649)

(f) No person may operate an electric personal assistive mobility device at a rate of speed exceeding fifteen miles per hour. (2650)

(g) Violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction. (2651)

Sec. 14-289i. Vehicles used for landscaping purposes with caged trailers. (2652)(Text)

Any vehicle used for landscaping purposes that has a caged trailer shall display an orange triangular caution sign on the rear of the trailer. (2653)

Sec. 14-289j. Restrictions on the use and sale, lease or rental of mini-motorcycles. (2654)(Text)

(a) For the purposes of this section, "mini-motorcycle" means a vehicle, as defined in section 14-1, that (1) has not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, (2) has a manufactured seat height of less than twenty-six inches measured at the lowest point on top of the seat cushion without the rider, and (3) is propelled by an engine having a piston displacement of less than 50 c.c. (2655)

(b) No person shall operate a mini-motorcycle or ride as a passenger on a mini-motorcycle on any highway or public sidewalk. No owner of a mini-motorcycle shall permit a person to operate the owner's mini-motorcycle or to ride as a passenger on the owner's mini-motorcycle on any highway or public sidewalk. (2656)

(c) Except on private property owned by the operator of a mini-motorcycle, no person shall operate a mini-motorcycle or ride as a passenger on a mini-motorcycle on any private property in this state unless such operator has in the operator's possession written permission from the owner of the private property to operate such mini-motorcycle and, as the case may be, to carry a passenger on such property. (2657)

(d) Except on private property owned by the owner of the mini-motorcycle, no owner of a mini-motorcycle shall permit a person to operate the owner's mini-motorcycle or to ride as a passenger on the owner's mini-motorcycle on any private property in this state unless such operator has in the operator's possession written permission from the owner of the private property to operate such mini-motorcycle and, as the case may be, to carry a passenger on such property. (2658)

(e) Any police officer who issues a summons for the alleged violation of subsection (b), (c) or (d) of this section shall cause the mini-motorcycle that was being operated to be impounded for a period of forty-eight hours after the issuance of such summons. The owner of such mini-motorcycle may reclaim such mini-motorcycle after the expiration of such forty-eight-hour period upon payment of all transportation and storage costs. (2659)

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