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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 248* VEHICLE HIGHWAY USE
Sec. 14-293a. Riding animals on highways.

Any person who rides any horse or other animal upon a public highway shall conform to the provisions of this chapter and chapter 249, unless such provisions clearly do not apply from the language or context or such application would be inconsistent with the manifest intention of the statutes. The fines established in accordance with section 51-164m for violations of the provisions of this chapter and chapter 249, with respect to a motor vehicle, shall apply if the same violation of a provision is committed in the riding of a horse or other animal. (2676)

Sec. 14-293b. Responsibilities of motor vehicle operators when approaching equestrians. (2677)(Text)

The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 specifying the responsibilities of an operator of a vehicle when approaching a person riding a horse on a public highway, which responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the obligation to reduce speed appropriately or to stop, if necessary, to avoid endangering the equestrian or frightening or striking the horse. A statement concerning such responsibilities shall be printed in the instruction manual for motor vehicle operation at the time of the next revision of such manual. (2678)

Sec. 14-294. Security for appearance of accused. (2679)(Text)

Section 14-294 is repealed. (2680)

Sec. 14-295. Double or treble damages for personal injury or property damage resulting from certain traffic violations. (2681)(Text)

In any civil action to recover damages resulting from personal injury, wrongful death or damage to property, the trier of fact may award double or treble damages if the injured party has specifically pleaded that another party has deliberately or with reckless disregard operated a motor vehicle in violation of section 14-218a, 14-219, 14-222, 14-227a, 14-230, 14-234, 14-237, 14-239 or 14-240a, and that such violation was a substantial factor in causing such injury, death or damage to property. The owner of a rental or leased motor vehicle shall not be responsible for such damages unless the damages arose from such owner's operation of the motor vehicle. (2682)

Sec. 14-295a. Assessment for certain violations and payments of fines by mail. (2683)(Text)

An assessment of five dollars shall be imposed against any person who is convicted of a violation of section 14-219, 14-222 or 14-227a or who pleads nolo contendere to a violation of section 14-219 and pays the fine by mail. Such assessment shall be in addition to any fee, cost or surcharge imposed pursuant to any other provision of the general statutes. All assessments collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the General Fund and credited to the brain injury prevention and services account established under section 14-295b. (2684)

Sec. 14-295b. Brain injury prevention and services account. (2685)(Text)

There is established a brain injury prevention and services account which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain all moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Investment earnings from any moneys in the account shall be credited to the account and shall become part of the assets of the account. Any balance remaining in the account at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in the account for the fiscal year next succeeding. The moneys in the account shall be allocated to the Department of Social Services for the purpose of providing grants to the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut. (2686)

Sec. 14-296. General penalty. (2687)(Text)

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter for which no other penalty is provided or is not designated an infraction shall be fined not more than fifty dollars. (2688)

Sec. 14-296a. House trailer not to be occupied when on highway. (2689)(Text)

No person or persons shall occupy a house trailer while it is being moved upon a public highway. Violation of this section shall be an infraction. (2690)

Sec. 14-296b. Following or parking near fire apparatus, driving over hose prohibited. (2691)(Text)

(a) No driver of a vehicle other than one on official business relating to the emergency shall follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred feet or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm. (2692)

(b) No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a fire department when laid down on any street or private driveway to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the fire department official in command. (2693)

(c) Violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction. (2694)

Sec. 14-296c. (2695)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (2696)

Sec. 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. (2697)(Text)

Section 14-296d is repealed, effective July 1, 1998. (2698)

Secs. 14-296e to 14-296z. (2699)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (2700)

Sec. 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. (2701)(Text)

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (2702)

(1) "Mobile telephone" means a cellular, analog, wireless or digital telephone capable of sending or receiving telephone communications without an access line for service. (2703)

(2) "Using" or "use" means holding a hand-held mobile telephone to, or in the immediate proximity of, the user's ear. (2704)

(3) "Hand-held mobile telephone" means a mobile telephone with which a user engages in a call using at least one hand. (2705)

(4) "Hands-free accessory" means an attachment, add-on, built-in feature, or addition to a mobile telephone, whether or not permanently installed in a motor vehicle, that, when used, allows the vehicle operator to maintain both hands on the steering wheel. (2706)

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