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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-97b. Lift equipment on motor buses.

Sec. 14-97b. Lift equipment on motor buses. (1318)(Text)

On and after April 18, 1988, any motor bus purchased for use in providing fixed route bus service by the state or any transit district or other entity which receives state subsidies for such services shall be equipped with a mechanical lift or similar device which provides persons with disabilities with sufficient access to the bus. On or before September 30, 1996, all motor buses used by the state or any such transit district or other entity to provide fixed route bus service shall be so equipped. (1319)

Sec. 14-98. Tires. (1320)(Text)

Each vehicle operated upon any highway or bridge shall be equipped with tires of rubber, or other elastic substance, approved by the commissioner, and the wheels shall be so constructed that no metal part of the wheel or tire may be in contact with the surface of the road at any time when such vehicle is in motion upon the highway, except such vehicle may be equipped with tires incorporating a metal nonskid device during the period from November fifteenth to April thirtieth, inclusive. Nothing in this section shall apply to authorized emergency vehicles, to road-making machinery in use in the repair or construction of highways or to a tractor used in agricultural pursuits when necessarily traversing a highway or bridge for the purpose of access to agricultural lands, or to a truck, tractor, trailer or semitrailer for which a permit has been granted by the Commissioner of Transportation. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, for a first offense, be deemed to have committed an infraction, and for a subsequent offense shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars. (1321)

Sec. 14-98a. Tires to be in safe operating condition. (1322)(Text)

No person shall operate a motor vehicle or trailer upon the public highways unless such motor vehicle or trailer is equipped with tires in safe operating condition in accordance with requirements approved by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The commissioner shall establish standards of safe operating condition for tires mounted on vehicles, using simple measuring gauges. Said requirements shall encompass effects of tread wear and depth of tread. This section shall not apply to self-propelled combines, self-propelled corn and hay harvesting machines and tractors used exclusively for agricultural purposes. Any law enforcement officer, at any time, upon reasonable cause to believe that the tires of a vehicle are unsafe or it is equipped with tires in violation of the provision of this section, may require the operator of such vehicle to stop and submit the tires of such vehicle to an inspection. If the inspection discloses the vehicle to be in violation, the officer may issue a summons for such violation. Operation of a motor vehicle or, as owner permitting the operation of a motor vehicle in violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction. (1323)

Sec. 14-99. Mirror. Motor vehicles with commercial registration to allow others to pass. (1324)(Text)

Each motor vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror attached to and so located and adjusted on such vehicle as to give the operator thereof a clear reflected view of the highway directly to the rear of or on a line parallel to the left side of the body of such motor vehicle. Any person operating a motor vehicle with a commercial registration so constructed or which may be so loaded that the operator is prevented from having a free and unobstructed view of the highway immediately to the rear and at the left side of the same shall, by means of such mirror, make frequent observations of the approach of vehicles from the rear. When operating at below the posted speed limits and when so approached or overtaken, the operator of such motor vehicle shall drive to the extreme right of the traveled way as promptly as safety will permit, giving the vehicle approaching from the rear opportunity to pass. Violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction. (1325)

Secs. 14-99a to 14-99e. (1326)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (1327)

Sec. 14-99f. Windshield. Obstruction of view. (1328)(Text)

(a) Each motor vehicle shall be equipped with a windshield of a type prescribed by section 14-100 and a windshield cleaner or wiper in effective working order located directly in front of the operator while in use on the highway. The windshield shall be reasonably free of defects and accumulations, inside and out, of snow, ice, condensation and dirt. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a motorcycle or a vehicle designed by the manufacturer for nonhighway operation without a windshield. (1329)

(b) No person shall operate a motor vehicle required to be equipped with such a windshield if the windshield is in a condition to interfere with an unobstructed view of the highway. (1330)

(c) No article, device, sticker or ornament shall be attached or affixed to or hung on or in any motor vehicle in such a manner or location as to interfere with the operator's unobstructed view of the highway or to distract the attention of the operator. (1331)

(d) Violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction. (1332)

Sec. 14-99g. Definitions. Tinted or reflectorized windows. Obstruction of view prohibited. Exceptions. Sale or delivery of motor vehicles having tinted or reflectorized windows prohibited. Stickers required. Penalty. Window tinting businesses. Regulations. (1333)(Text)

(a) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires: (1334)

(1) "Light transmission" means the ratio of the amount of total light, expressed in percentages, which is allowed to pass through a product or material including the glazing to the amount of total light falling on the product or material and the glazing. (1335)

(2) "Luminous reflectance" means the ratio of the amount of total light, expressed in percentages, which is reflected outward by a product or material to the amount of total light falling on the product or material. (1336)

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