MOTOR VEHICLE or VEHICLE
"Vehicle" means a motor vehicle, a snowmobile, any aircraft, or any
vessel equipped for propulsion by mechanical means or sail.
General Statutes § 53a-3 (8) (applies to Penal Code).
The statutory definition specifically incorporates
General Statutes § 14-1 (50), which
defines "motor vehicle" as any vehicle
propelled or drawn by any nonmuscular power, except aircraft, motor
boats, road rollers, baggage trucks used about railroad stations or
other mass transit facilities, electric battery-operated wheel chairs
when operated by physically handicapped persons at speeds not exceeding
fifteen miles per hour, golf carts operated on highways solely for the
purpose of crossing from one part of the golf course to another,
golf-cart-type vehicles operated on roads or highways on the grounds of
state institutions by state employees, agricultural tractors, farm
implements, such vehicles as run only on rails or tracks, self-propelled
snow plows, snow blowers and lawn mowers, when used for the purposes for
which they were designed and operated at speeds not exceeding four miles
per hour, whether or not the operator rides on or walks behind such
equipment, bicycles with helper motors as defined in section 14-286,
special mobile equipment as defined in subsection (i) of section 14-165,
mini-motorcycle, as defined in section 14-289j, and any other vehicle
not suitable for operation on a highway.
"Motor vehicle" includes all vehicles used on the public highways.
General Statutes § 14-212 (5) (applies to Chapter 248, Vehicle Highway
General Statutes § 14-212 (10) provides that "vehicle" is synonymous with
"motor vehicle." "Motor vehicle," as defined in § 14-212 includes any
vehicle, including an all-terrain vehicle, that is operated on a public highway.
State v. Knybel, 281 Conn. 707 (2007). This
includes a moped operated on a public highway. State v. Fontaine,
112 Conn. App. 190, 202, cert. denied, 290 Conn. 921 (2009).