2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 53 - Crimes
Chapter 943 - Offenses Against Public Peace and Safety
Section 53-181 - Soliciting rides in motor vehicles.

CT Gen Stat § 53-181 (2012) What's This?

Any person who, while on or within the limits of the traveled portion of any public highway, solicits a ride in a motor vehicle, other than a public service motor bus or taxicab, except in case of accident or emergency, shall be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined thirty-five dollars, except that any person may, while on or within the shoulder portion of any public highway, except a limited access highway, solicit such a ride.

(1949 Rev., S. 8512; P.A. 75-220, S. 1, 2; P.A. 82-223, S. 28; P.A. 83-577, S. 32.)

History: P.A. 75-220 added exception allowing hitchhiking on shoulders of public highways other than limited access highways; P.A. 82-223 specified that violation of the section constituted an infraction and changed the fine from not more than $10 to $25; P.A. 83-577 increased the fine from $25 to $35.

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