Category: Motor Vehicle Violations

Connecticut Rules for Car Seats and Seatbelts

Car seats and seatbelts are life saving necessities for child passengers. Unfortunately, it is easy to get confused about the Connecticut laws regarding child restraints. In a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600,000 children in one year ages 0-12 rode in vehicles without being restrained by a car […]

Motor Vehicle Violations for 16 and 17 Year Old Drivers

Connecticut places a high penalty on 16 and 17 year old drivers for violations of teen driving restrictions. These restrictions have been put in place specifically to protect teens and other drivers from teenage inexperience with driving. Teen driving violations include speeding, reckless driving, street racing, and using a cell phone while driving. There are […]

Overview of 16 and 17 Year Old Driver Restrictions

Sadly, motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for 15-19 year old teenagers. There is a pamphlet that you may print out on the ct.gov/dmv website that summarizes the safety risks that teenagers assume when getting behind the wheel, as well as the adult’s obligations when having a teenager behind the wheel. […]

Four Major Causes of Car Accidents Involving Teenage Drivers

Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for many American teenagers. If you have a 16 or 17 year old teenager, they are probably excited about the freedom that comes with driving. However, young drivers are inexperienced, and this can sometimes lead to car accidents. On this page, I will discuss four major […]

What Do I Do If I’m Charged With Engaging Police In Pursuit in Connecticut?

As soon as you realize that a police officer is trying to pull you over, you need to stop your vehicle. It is your responsibility to stop and let the police officer ask you questions. Failing to do this could cause the police officer to follow you until you follow his or her request. This action is […]

Operator’s Duties On Stopping a School Bus in Connecticut

There are special motor vehicle laws related to school buses. These laws were created in an attempt to protect schoolchildren who travel on these buses. The operators of school buses have an important job. They also have certain duties to help keep schoolchildren safe. In order to do this, there are laws about stopping a […]

Improper Turn, Illegal Turn, Illegal Stopping, Failure To Signal Intention To Turn

As a driver, it is your responsibility to let other drivers on the road know what your intentions are. This is especially the case when you are going to make a turn. Turning requires you to slow down, and if a driver behind you does not expect you to suddenly start driving very slowly, accidents […]

Improper Operation On Multiple Lane Highways Connecticut Charge

When driving on multiple lane highways in Connecticut, there are certain rules that every driver must follow. Failure to follow these rules will result in improper operation on multiple lane highways. This issue is a motor vehicle violation. If a police officer sees you improperly operating a vehicle on a multiple lane highway, he or […]

Illegal Use Of Limited Access Highway By Commercial Vehicles

In my last article, I talked about failure to drive in the right hand lane. In most cases, you want to drive in the right hand lane when operating a vehicle on a Connecticut highway. Here, I will talk more specifically about illegal use of limited access highway by certain motor vehicles. This includes buses, […]