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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-36g. Restrictions on transportation of passengers and hours of operation of vehicle by holders of motor vehicle operator's licenses who are sixteen or seventeen years of age. Exceptions. Regulations. Penalties.

(d) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be deemed to have committed an infraction. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall suspend the motor vehicle operator's license of any person who violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section for a period of thirty days for a first violation, and for a period of six months or until such person attains the age of eighteen years, whichever is longer, for a second violation. (577)

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the provisions of this section in effect July 31, 2008, shall be applicable to any person who is sixteen or seventeen years of age and who has been issued a motor vehicle operator's license prior to August 1, 2008. (578)

Sec. 14-36h. Contents and features of operator's license and identity card. (579)(Text)

(a) Each motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in accordance with section 14-36 and each identity card issued by said commissioner in accordance with section 1-1h shall contain the following: (1) The person's full legal name; (2) the person's date of birth; (3) the person's gender; (4) the person's height and eye color; (5) the person's assigned operator's license or identity card number; (6) the person's address of principal residence in this state; (7) the person's signature; and (8) the person's color photograph or digital image. (580)

(b) The commissioner shall provide that each such license or identity card document contains physical security features designed to prevent tampering, counterfeiting or duplication of the document. (581)

(c) Each such document shall also contain one or more machine-readable technology feature or component, including, but not limited to, a bar code or magnetic strip. (582)

(d) As used in this section, the term "full legal name" means the most complete version of the name that appears on a person's certificate of birth, official passport or other document or documents accepted by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to verify the person's identity, unless the person presents a marriage license or certificate, a certificate of civil union, a divorce decree or an order of a court of competent jurisdiction pertaining to a permanent change of the person's name. (583)

Sec. 14-36i. Seizure and forty-eight-hour suspension of operator's license of person who is sixteen or seventeen years of age for certain violations. (584)(Text)

(a) If a police officer issues an infractions complaint to any person for a violation of the provisions of section 14-36g, the motor vehicle operator's license of such person shall be suspended for a period of forty-eight hours commencing on the date and time such complaint is issued, and such officer, acting on behalf of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, shall immediately seize and take possession of such person's motor vehicle operator's license and may cause such vehicle to be removed. In order to regain possession of such person's operator's license, after such forty-eight-hour period, such person and, unless such person is emancipated in accordance with the provisions of section 46b-150b, such person's parent or legal guardian shall appear in person at the police department, state police barracks or other location designated by the police officer, and sign a written acknowledgement of the return of such license. No restoration fee shall be required to be paid to the commissioner, in accordance with the provisions of section 14-50b, but the police officer shall make a written report of the violation and the suspension action, in such form and containing such information as the commissioner shall prescribe, and shall file or transmit such report to the commissioner in such time and manner as the commissioner shall prescribe. (585)

(b) If any person operating a motor vehicle, subject to the provisions of section 14-36g, is stopped by a police officer and arrested or issued a summons by such officer for (A) violating subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 14-219, (B) operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any drug or both in violation of section 14-227a or 14-227g, (C) engaging in racing a motor vehicle on a public highway in violation of subsection (c) of section 14-224, or (D) operating a motor vehicle recklessly in violation of section 14-222, the motor vehicle operator's license of such person shall be suspended for a period of forty-eight hours commencing on the date and time such person is arrested or such summons is issued, and such officer, acting on behalf of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, shall immediately seize and take possession of such person's motor vehicle operator's license and cause such motor vehicle to be removed. In order to regain possession of such person's operator's license after such forty-eight-hour period, such person and, unless such person is emancipated in accordance with the provisions of section 46b-150b, such person's parent or legal guardian shall appear in person at the police department, state police barracks or other location designated by the police officer, and sign a written acknowledgement of the return of such license. No restoration fee shall be required to be paid to the commissioner, in accordance with the provisions of section 14-50b, but the police officer shall make a written report of the violation and the suspension action, in such form and containing such information as the commissioner shall prescribe, and shall file or transmit such report to the commissioner in such time and manner as the commissioner shall prescribe. (586)

Sec. 14-36j. Commissioner to amend regulations re content of safe driving instruction courses. Attendance by parent or guardian. (587)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall amend the regulations adopted pursuant to sections 14-36f and 14-78 concerning the content of safe driving instruction courses offered at drivers' schools, high schools and other secondary schools to require the eight hours of instruction required by such regulations to include, for applicants to whom a learner's permit is issued on or after August 1, 2008, two hours of instruction concerning the statutory provisions, including penalties, applicable to drivers who are less than eighteen years of age, the dangers of teenage driving, the cognitive development of adolescents, the responsibilities and liabilities of parents of teenage drivers, and related topics deemed by the commissioner to be appropriate. (588)

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