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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
Sec. 14-312. Regulations.

Sec. 14-312. Regulations. (2834)(Text)

The traffic authority shall have power to make regulations necessary to make effective the provisions of this chapter, and may make and enforce temporary regulations to cover emergencies and special conditions. (2835)

Sec. 14-313. Appeal. (2836)(Text)

Any person aggrieved by any order or regulation made by any traffic authority under the provisions of this chapter, relating to the establishment of through streets, the making of safety zones, the establishment of parking restrictions or the location of loading and unloading zones, or by the performance of any act pursuant to any provision of this chapter, may take an appeal therefrom to the court of common council or to the board of aldermen of the city, to the town council or board of selectmen of the town, or to the warden and burgesses of the borough, wherein such traffic authority is located, or to the superior court for the judicial district in which it is located. Such appeal shall be to the next session of such court or board which will allow sufficient time for the service of the notice required herein. A written notice of such appeal, addressed to such traffic authority, shall be deposited with, or forwarded by registered or certified mail to, such traffic authority at least ten days before the return day thereof. Upon such hearing, such court or board shall determine whether the order or regulation appealed from is reasonable, and shall thereupon sustain or revoke such order or regulation. (2837)

Sec. 14-314. Penalties. (2838)(Text)

Any person, firm or corporation failing to comply with any order made pursuant to any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both, and shall be subject to the provisions of section 14-111. Any person, firm or corporation failing to comply with any traffic control signal, sign, marking or other device placed and maintained upon the highway, or with any regulation adopted pursuant to any provision of this chapter, by the State Traffic Commission or the traffic authority of any city, town or borough shall be deemed to have committed an infraction, if no other penalty is provided by law. Traveling at a greater rate of speed than is reasonable as provided in section 14-218a shall not be deemed to be a failure to comply with the provisions of this section but shall be deemed to be the commission of an infraction within the provisions of said section 14-218a. (2839)

Sec. 14-314a. Periodic review of traffic control signals and signs. (2840)(Text)

Section 14-314a is repealed. (2841)

Sec. 14-314b. Injury to or removal of traffic control devices, signs or lights. (2842)(Text)

Any person who, without lawful authority, attempts to or in fact alters, defaces, injures, knocks down or removes any official traffic control device, signal light, railroad sign, portable warning light or barricade, or any other sign or light or any part thereof, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both. (2843)

Sec. 14-314c. Erection of signs to warn operators of presence of deaf persons. Regulations. (2844)(Text)

(a) The State Traffic Commission, on any state highway, or a local traffic authority, on any highway under its control, shall, upon receipt of an application on behalf of any person under the age of eighteen who is deaf, as certified by a physician, erect one or more signs in the person's neighborhood to warn motor vehicle operators of the presence of the deaf person. (2845)

(b) The State Traffic Commission may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to carry out the purposes of this section. (2846)

Sec. 14-314d. Erection of signs stating the requirement of the use of signal lights when changing lanes. (2847)(Text)

The State Traffic Commission, on any state highway, or a local traffic authority, on any highway under its control, may, within available appropriations, designate locations at which signs bearing the words "STATE LAW REQUIRES USE OF SIGNAL LIGHTS WHEN CHANGING LANES" may be erected. (2848)


Sec. 14-315. Duties of Commissioner of Public Safety re street and highway safety and accident prevention. (2850)(Text)

The Commissioner of Public Safety shall study the problems of street and highway safety, shall act as the central coordinating agency of state departments, organizations and instrumentalities engaged in the elimination of motor vehicle accidents; shall study all phases of the problem of obtaining better observance and uniform enforcement of the laws for the regulation of highway travel and motor vehicle operation; shall study methods of safety control and engineering in this and other states with a view to improvement in such methods in this state; shall study problems of safety as they affect home, farm and school accidents; shall act as the central coordinating agency of the state in the planning and execution of safety programs and campaigns for the prevention of accidents and the loss of manpower and may conduct educational programs and campaigns relating to industrial safety; shall advise with and assist the Commissioner of Transportation and other state department heads in the accomplishment of the purposes stated herein. (2851)

Secs. 14-316 and 14-317. Commissioners to serve without compensation; offices. Assistants. (2852)(Text)

Sections 14-316 and 14-317 are repealed. (2853)


Sec. 14-318. Definitions. (2855)(Text)

Terms used in this chapter shall be construed as follows, unless another construction is clearly apparent from the language or context in which the term is used or unless the construction is inconsistent with the manifest intention of the General Assembly: (2856)

(1) The following terms shall be construed as they are defined in section 14-1: "Fuels", "motor vehicle" and "person"; (2857)

(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection or any assistant to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection who is designated and authorized by, and who is acting for, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection; (2858)

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