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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5185

 

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 699

 

*00699*

Referred to Committee on TRANSPORTATION

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. ADAMS, 146th Dist.

 

AN ACT INCREASING THE FINES FOR FAILING TO YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO PEDESTRIANS.

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

That sections 14-300 and 14-300d of the general statutes be amended to change the penalty for failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians from an infraction to a violation, with a corresponding increase in the amount of the fine.

Statement of Purpose:

To increase the penalty for drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.