2020 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 14 - Motor Vehicles. Use of the Highway by Vehicles. Gasoline
Chapter 246 - Motor Vehicles
Section 14-97a - Emergency lighting or reflecting devices on motor vehicles used to transport passengers for hire and motor vehicles with commercial registration.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 14-97a (2020)

(a) There shall be carried on each motor vehicle used to transport passengers for hire whose capacity is in excess of seven passengers, each motor vehicle with a commercial registration and a manufacturer's rated capacity in excess of two thousand pounds and each combination of tractor and trailer, when it is operated on any highway during the period from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, flares, flaring candles, torches, lanterns or other lighting or light reflecting devices designed for emergency use, which shall be ready for immediate use. The operator of any such motor vehicle shall cause such emergency equipment to be kept lighted or in the case of light reflecting devices to be situated in such manner as to be visible for at least two hundred feet in front and in the rear of such motor vehicle, during any period between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise when such motor vehicle has become stalled or is in such condition that it cannot be operated on the highway.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than fifty dollars and the commissioner may suspend, for not more than sixty days, the registration of any such motor vehicle not equipped as provided in this section.

(1969, P.A. 639, S. 1; P.A. 90-263, S. 48, 74.)

History: P.A. 90-263 amended Subsec. (a) to substitute “motor vehicle used to transport passengers for hire” for “public service motor vehicle”, and to substitute “motor vehicle with a commercial registration” for “commercial motor vehicle”.

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