2016 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 14 - Motor Vehicles. Use of the Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
Chapter 248 - Vehicle Highway Use
Section 14-281a - Speed of school buses. Display of head lamps.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 14-281a (2016)

(a) Every school bus shall be operated at a safe rate of speed, consistent with the volume of traffic, intersections, curves, railway crossings and any other condition requiring special caution. The maximum speed shall not exceed fifty miles per hour on divided limited access highways and forty miles per hour on all other highways or, where highway signs indicate lower speeds, shall not exceed such posted speed limits.

(b) Each school bus and student transportation vehicle shall display lighted head lamps while transporting school children.

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

(1967, P.A. 324; P.A. 75-577, S. 106, 126; P.A. 90-112, S. 7, 14.)

History: P.A. 75-577 stated that violation of provisions is an infraction; P.A. 90-112 divided section into Subsecs. and inserted new language as Subsec. (b), requiring school buses and student transportation vehicles to display lighted head lamps while transporting school children.

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