2023 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 14 - Motor Vehicles. Use of the Highway by Vehicles. Gasoline
Chapter 246 - Motor Vehicles

*Motor vehicle legislation justified by the police power. 108 C. 337; Id., 377. Cited. 119 C. 569; 158 C. 236. In the event of any conflict between provisions of no-fault insurance law and existing statutes concerning motor vehicles, the latter shall prevail. 169 C. 267. Cited. 225 C. 499.

Cited. 10 CA 18; Id., 22.

General purpose is not to extend to nonresidents reciprocal privilege beyond relieving them from necessity of procuring Connecticut operator's license. 23 CS 26.

PART I DEFINITIONS PART II DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES PART III REGISTRATION AND LICENSES PART III* REGISTRATION AND LICENSES *For decisions construing former statute which denied recovery of damages in a negligence action involving an improperly registered car or a car operated by an unlicensed operator, see: Plaintiff owner must allege and prove that the car was registered and its operator licensed. 96 C. 393. The act bars the owner from recovering, but not the operator, though unlicensed; 97 C. 147; nor a passenger. 100 C. 122; 103 C. 35. The carrying of improper markers does not make the car “unregistered”, nor bar its owner from recovery; 97 C. 579; nor is an operator “unlicensed” because he neglected to carry; 93 C. 457; or to endorse, his license. 104 C. 487. A car is unregistered if the title has been transferred and the registration not changed; 100 C. 114; or if it is registered under a false name. 90 C. 412. A conditional vendee; 92 C. 254; or a mortgagee of the car can register it, and recover as owner for injury to it. 104 C. 169. A car parked at the curb during a stop in the course of a trip is in “operation”; 90 C. 414; but not a disabled car being towed. 96 C. 391. Whether registration is invalidated by failure of the owner to register his trade name, quaere. 106 C. 258. A resident of this state, driving her own car registered only in Massachusetts, cannot recover for an injury. 107 C. 142. That the licensed operator was under age does not ipso facto make him an “unlicensed person”. 107 C. 213. As to one operating under instruction, see 107 C. 478. The owner of an unregistered vehicle may now recover damages for a tortious injury. 82 C. 661; 96 C. 666.

Secs. 14-5114-65j cited. 21 CA 347.

Annotations to former chapter 406:

Regulation of motor vehicle junk yards is within police power. 116 C. 466. Purpose of such regulation. 145 C. 490. Chapter is independent of chapter 124, relating to zoning; no grant of authority under chapter whereby the board may change the bounds of restricted districts as established by the zoning commission under Sec. 21-23 (14-67s). 147 C. 469.

Zoning board of appeals of New Haven without authority to grant permission, by way of certificate of approval, for use of certain property as a motor vehicle junk yard where the proposed use of the property was expressly prohibited by the city plan commission. 12 CS 70.

Annotation to present subpart (H):

Cited. 34 CA 402.

PART IV* DRIVERS' SCHOOLS *See Sec. 38a-683 re commissioner's duty to adopt regulations concerning an accident prevention course for senior citizens. PART V EQUIPMENT PART VI JURISDICTION AND PROCEDURE PART VII GENERAL PROVISIONS
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