Connecticut AIM Attorneys

Mitch Proner
Proner & Proner
Attorneys at Law
14 Depot Place
Suite 4 & 6
Bethel, CT 06801

Connecticut Helmet Laws

LIMITED

  • Helmets Required for all riders up to age 18.
  • Helmets Required for novices or permit holders.

Other Connecticut Motorcycle Laws

State Funded Rider Education

  • Available for all eligible applicants.
  • Required under age 18.
  • May waive skills test for successful completion of rider ed.

Eye Protection

  • Required unless equipped with wind screen.

Daytime Use Of Headlight

  • Required by law for vehicles manufactured during or after 1980.
  • Modulating headlight permitted.

Passenger Seat

  • Required if carrying a passenger.

Passenger Footrests

  • Required if carrying a passenger.

Mirror

  • Required by law.

Periodic Safety Inspection

  • Random inspections, required by law.

NCOM Region

REGION VIII : Connecticut, Maine, Mass, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Anti-Discrimination Law

DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL

The Connecticut Statute prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations is Section 46a-64 of the Connecticut General Statutes Annotated which states, in pertinent part “[i]t shall be a discriminatory practice in violation of this Section to deny any person within the jurisdiction of this State full and equal accommodations in anyplace of public accommodation, resort or amusement because of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, age, mental retardation, mental disability or physical disability…” Any person whose exercise or enjoyment of rights secured by the Constitution of the laws of the United States has been interfered with, or attempted to be interfered with may bring a complaint to the Connecticut State Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities. The United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Cohen a California, 403 US 15 (1971) that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writing or designs. In addition, the right of an individual to freedom of association has long been recognized and protected by the United States Supreme Court Thus, a person’s right to wear the clothing of his choice, as well as his right to belong to any club or organization of his choice is constitutionally protected, and persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club membership are subject to lawsuit.

Don’t subject yourself to civil and criminal penalties and to expensive and time consuming lawsuits. Don’t discriminate against people wearing colors or motorcycle attire.