Gillan said Connecticut had such a law from 1967 to 1976 and then reinstated it in 1990 for riders 17 and younger. helmet laws are difficult, if not impossible, to enforce because police officers cannot easily distinguish the age of a motorcycle rider, Gillan said, making them ineffective.
as a free ride because the costs of caring for uninsured riders ultimately are borne by taxpayers. the state that picks up the cost of that, she said.
Connecticut did score well in areas such as front seat safety belt laws, laws regarding teen driving, cell phone and texting restrictions and ignition interlocks for impaired drivers.
Guerrera said he agreed with the bikers. a difficult situation It the freedom of the road that they believe in, and I feel like we taking away their right to use their apparatus. 2012, there were 10,322 people killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, nearly one third of all traffic deaths, the report states. Drunken driving laws are also among those most lacking, with 39 states and the District of Columbia failing to have or more critical impaired driving laws, the report states.
State Rep. Antonio Guerrera, D Rocky Hill, co chairman of the General Assembly Transportation Committee, said there have been public hearings held in which were overwhelmed by those testifying against helmet requirements. Those opposed say they are an that limitS the ability to hear what goes on around them.
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Connecticut is lacking in several critical safe driving laws, including requiring rear seat seatbelts and motorcycle helmets, according to a report issued Wednesday. Connecticut has passed only eight of 15 laws in the report, giving it a yellow rating.
almost 5,000 fatalities per year and 93,000 injured in 2012 nationwide, Gillan said.
is missing some critical laws, said Jacqueline Gillan, president of the Advocates. The annual cost to the state of motor vehicle crashes is $3.6 billion, according to the report.
believe that every person in every seat in every ride should be protected by a seatbelt.
According to the report, 4,957 motorcycle related fatalities in 2012 represented a 7 percent increase from 2011, but 31 states lacked an all rider helmet law.
Guerrera said open container laws are tricky because it believed they can lead to racial profiling. some controversy in regard to inner cities and how they would regulate this, Guerrera said.
helmet laws are going in reverse, Gillan said. are fewer states that have all rider helmet laws today than there were in 1989, dropping from 22 to 19. seeing pretty dramatic increases in motorcycle fatalities, and these laws are under attack in state legislatures, she said.
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The Advocates believe, however, that booster seats should be used until age 7, rather than the required 6 years old in Connecticut, and that the state should have a child endangerment law targeted at impaired drivers.
On rear seatbelt laws, which would allow police officers to pull over a driver solely based on any occupant being unbelted, Gillan said, of the rear seat passengers are children and teens, and there are 17 states that have primary enforcement seatbelt laws that cover both the front and rear seat passengers.
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