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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5451

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 631

   

Referred to Committee on TRANSPORTATION

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT ON STATE HIGHWAYS, RECKLESS DRIVING AND FINES FOR SPEEDING AND RECKLESS DRIVING.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That (1) subsection (b) of section 14-218a of the general statutes be amended to increase the maximum speed limit on any multiple lane, limited access highway to seventy-five miles per hour, (2) section 14-219 of the general statutes be amended to increase fines for speeding violations by fifteen per cent, (3) subsection (a) of section 14-222 of the general statutes be amended to provide that operation of a motor vehicle at a rate of speed greater than ninety miles per hour shall constitute reckless driving, and (4) subsection (b) of section 14-222 of the general statutes shall be amended to increase fines for reckless driving violations by fifteen per cent.

Statement of Purpose:

To increase the maximum speed limit on state highways, increase the threshold for reckless driving and increase penalties for speeding and reckless driving.