Connecticut Seal

General Assembly



January Session, 2011

LCO No. 8537



Offered by:


SEN. BYE, 5th Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 6449

File No. 625

Cal. No. 660

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2011) (a) As used in subsection (b) of this section, (1) "vulnerable user" means: (A) A pedestrian; (B) a highway worker; (C) a person riding or driving an animal; (D) a person riding a bicycle; (E) a person using a skateboard, roller skates or inline skates; (F) a person operating or riding on an agricultural tractor; and (G) a person using a wheelchair or motorized chair, and (2) "public way" includes any state or other public highway, road, street, avenue, alley, driveway, parkway or place, under the control of the state or any political subdivision of the state, dedicated, appropriated or opened to public travel or other use.

(b) Any person operating a motor vehicle on a public way who fails to exercise reasonable care and causes the serious physical injury or death of a vulnerable user of a public way shall be required to attend a motor vehicle operator's retraining program and to perform community service and may be fined not more than five thousand dollars. "