Connecticut Department of Motor
Connecticut Judicial Branch:
3.7-1 Statutory Negligence - Reckless Driving
3.7-2 Statutory Negligence - Speeding
3.7-3 Statutory Negligence - Traveling Unreasonably Fast
3.7-4 Statutory Negligence - Slow Speed
3.7-5 Statutory Negligence - Passing
3.7-6 Statutory Negligence - Left Turn
3.7-7 Statutory Negligence - Right of Way at Intersections
3.7-8 Statutory Negligence - Lights
3.7-9 Statutory Negligence - Unsafe Tires
3.7-10 Statutory Negligence - Brakes
3.7-11 Statutory Negligence- Failing to Drive a Reasonable Distance Apart
3.7-12 Statutory Negligence - Driving in Right-Hand Lane
3.7-13 Statutory Negligence - Falling Asleep While Driving
3.7-14 Negligence - Un/Under-Insured Motorist
3.7-15 Right to Assume that Others Will Obey the Law
3.7-17 Failure to Sound Horn
3.7-18 Sudden Emergency
Office of the State Traffic Administration (OSTA):
Research Reports - Office of Legislative Research:
Limits - 2020-R-0232
Describe (1) how speed limits are set, including the factors
considered when determining them, and (2) any recent legislative
proposals to modify speed limit jurisdiction. This report updates OLR
for Reducing Speeding in Residential Areas - 2020-R-0013
This report provides (1) an overview of speed reduction measures,
often referred to as "traffic calming" and (2) examples of traffic
calming initiatives implemented in other states, cities, and regions.
of Revenue from Sample Speeding Ticket - 2019-R-0285
Provide an example of a motor vehicle speeding ticket and break
down where the money collected from that ticket goes.
Driver Licensing and DUI Suspensions - 2014-R-0241
What are the
requirements for issuing school bus driver licenses and suspending those
held by school bus drivers convicted of driving under the influence (DUI)
Driving Under the
Influence and Hit and Run Laws - 2013-R-0235
You asked us to
compare Connecticut's hit and run and driving under the influence (DUI) laws
with those of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
Rhode Island, and Vermont. You also asked how many people were killed in
Connecticut accidents involving (1) alcohol impairment and (2) hit and run
Violations on Private Property - 2012-R-0012
You asked about a motor vehicle accident that occurred in a convenience
store parking lot. The responsible driver did not have insurance and was
operating under suspension. The police said they could not bring charges
against the driver because the accident occurred on private property. You
asked what law governs in that situation.
Red Light Camera
Enforcement Cases - 2011-R-0113
You asked about recent court cases involving red
light camera enforcement and for an update of OLR Report 2010-R-0073.
Program and License Suspension - 2010-R-0264
You asked about a Connecticut law that requires a driver to take a
state-mandated driver retraining course, but does not require license
suspension, when the driver commits a specified number of moving violations.
You also asked about Connecticut laws under which a license could be
suspended and similar laws in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
Red Light and Speed
which states have successfully used radar or cameras to cite drivers who
speed or drive through red lights (automated traffic enforcement). You
also asked what happened to automated traffic enforcement bills recently
proposed in Connecticut.
Pets in Cars and
You asked whether a dog sitting in a driver's lap constitutes distracted
driving under state law . . .
Speeding Fine Comparison
for Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
asked for a comparison of the fines for speeding for Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Speed Bumps and Speed
Humps - 2006-R-0567
You asked what the difference is between a speed bump and a speed hump. You
also wanted to know where they can be installed only on local roads or on state
roads as well and who is responsible for damage
sustained by a vehicle when going over one.
Setting and Enforcing
Speed Limits on Private Roads - 2006-R-0646
You asked if a municipality can establish, post signs regarding, and enforce
speed limits on (1) private roads generally and (2) private roads within a
special tax district in the municipality.
Police Jurisdiction and
Speeding - 2005-R-0398
State Police Enforcement
- Speeding and Reckless Driving - 2004-R-0838
asked for state police enforcement statistics for speeding and reckless driving
from 2001 to present and information on fines for such transgressions.
Driving Law - 2000-R-1139
You asked for an explanation of the Connecticut reckless driving statute.
Vehicle from Police Pursuit -