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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-100a. Seat safety belts. Child restraint systems. Wheelchair transportation devices.

(4) No person shall restrain a child in a booster seat unless the motor vehicle is equipped with a safety seat belt that includes a shoulder belt and otherwise meets the requirement of subsection (b) of this section. (1383)

(5) Any person who violates the provisions of subdivision (1), (2), (3) or (4) of this subsection shall, for a first violation, have committed an infraction; for a second violation, be fined not more than one hundred ninety-nine dollars; and, for a third or subsequent violation, be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. The commissioner shall require any person who has committed a first or second violation of the provisions of this subsection to attend a child car seat safety course offered or approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The commissioner may, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, suspend for a period of not more than two months the motor vehicle operator's license of any person who fails to attend or successfully complete the course. (1384)

(e) (1) Any person who transports an individual who remains in a wheelchair while being transferred into and out of a vehicle, in any motor vehicle on the highways of this state, shall provide and require the use of a device designed to secure individuals in wheelchairs while transferring such individuals from the ground to the vehicle and from the time the motor vehicle is brought to a stop until such individuals are transferred from the vehicle to the ground. Such device shall be located in the motor vehicle at all times. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may, after consultation with the Departments of Transportation and Public Health, establish regulations to implement the provisions of this section and sections 13b-105 and 14-102a, subsection (d) of section 14-103, subsection (a) of section 14-275 and subsection (a) of section 19a-180. (1385)

(2) The following motor vehicles registered in this state for the first time on or after October 1, 2007, that transport individuals who remain in wheelchairs while being transported, shall, in addition to the requirements of subdivision (1) of this subsection, install or provide and require the use of a device that secures the wheelchair to the motor vehicle's mechanical lift or otherwise prevents or seeks to prevent an individual in a wheelchair from falling from such mechanical lift or motor vehicle: (A) Motor vehicles in livery service, as defined in section 13b-101, (B) service buses, as defined in section 14-1, (C) invalid coaches, as defined in subdivision (11) of section 19a-175, (D) vanpool vehicles, as defined in section 14-1, (E) school buses, as defined in section 14-1, (F) motor buses, as defined in section 14-1, (G) student transportation vehicles, as defined in section 14-212, and (H) camp vehicles, as defined in section 14-1. The provisions of this subsection shall also apply to all motor vehicles used by municipal, volunteer and commercial ambulance services, rescue services and management services, as defined in subdivision (19) of section 19a-175. (1386)

(3) Violation of any provision of this subsection is an infraction. (1387)

(f) The commissioner shall administer the provisions of this section. (1388)

Sec. 14-100b. Air pollution control devices required on certain passenger motor vehicles. (1389)(Text)

On and after January 1, 1968, no passenger motor vehicle designated as a 1968 or later model shall be registered in this state unless equipped with an effective air pollution control device. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection, with the advice of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, may make regulations establishing standards for such devices, which standards shall be consistent with provisions of federal law, if any, relating to control of emissions from the vehicles concerned. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall not require, as a condition precedent to the initial sale of a vehicle or vehicular equipment, the inspection, certification or other approval of any feature or equipment designed for the control of emissions from motor vehicles if such feature or equipment has been certified, approved or otherwise authorized pursuant to federal law. (1390)

Sec. 14-100c. (1391)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 246a, Sec. 14-164c. (1392)

Sec. 14-101. Turn signals. (1393)(Text)

Any person who operates on any highway any motor vehicle so constructed or so loaded that the operator is unable to clearly indicate by hand signals to both approaching and following traffic his intention of stopping or turning, unless such motor vehicle is equipped with a turn signal or signalling device, or fails to cause such turn signal or device to be maintained, at all times, in good and sufficient working order, or fails to use the same when making any stop or turn, or the owner of any such motor vehicle who allows it to be so operated, shall be fined the amount designated for such infraction. (1394)

Sec. 14-102. View in and exits from motor vehicles used to transport passengers for hire. (1395)(Text)

The passenger compartment in any motor vehicle used to transport passengers for hire shall, if enclosed or partly enclosed, be so constructed as to give an unobstructed view of the interior of the same from any point within such vehicle. Each such motor vehicle of a seating capacity of more than seven shall have exits on more than one side thereof. Any person who owns or operates any such motor vehicle which fails to comply with the requirements of this section shall be fined the amount designated for each such infraction. (1396)

Sec. 14-102a. Inspection of student transportation vehicles. (1397)(Text)

Each student transportation vehicle shall be inspected for safety before its initial registration in accordance with a schedule to be adopted by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Each such student transportation vehicle shall pass inspection before each renewal of registration. Any student transportation vehicle that transports individuals in wheelchairs shall meet the requirements of subsection (e) of section 14-100a in order to pass inspection. The fee for each such inspection shall be twenty dollars, except there shall be no fee for inspection of a student transportation vehicle owned by the state or a municipality. (1398)

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