CT Motor Vehicle Department – Driving in Connecticut
Driving in Connecticut
To drive a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut legally, you must either have an International Driver Permit or Connecticut Driver License.
The states Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the Connecticut State Agency that oversees Motor Vehicle licences and vehicle registrations. The CT DMV also provides non-driver Photo Identification Cars.
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles can provide current information about the requirements for obtaining a Connecticut Drivers Licence, Learners Permit, International Drivers Permit or the current fee and forms.
Automobile Insurance Requirements
Connecticut laws requires that automobile drivers be insured. Check with the Conn. DMV for current requirements.
Auto Dealer or Auto Repair Shop Complaints
Complaints against CT auto dealerships, auto repair, and auto body shops are also handled by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. They can provide you with the proper procedures to handle your grievances.
CT Drivers Licence Test
The Connecticut Dept. of Motor Vehicles has sample test available and a Driver’s Manual to assist you in preparing for your Driving Test. The test locations and details are available from the Conn.. DMV.
provides detailed information. Please visit their web site for further information.
Safe Driving In Connecticut
The use of radar detectors is legal in Connecticut and a good quality unit will pick up most types of radar and some laser units. Traffic information and "smokey reports" are available on CB Channel 19. The practice of headlight flashing to warn oncoming traffic of hidden speed traps is common (and Constitutionally protected free expression no matter how much the cops hate it), so watch the opposite lane for good samaritans…and do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Connecticut Highway Cameras
Currently ConnDOT is directly supplying the camera images for I-84, RT-2 and I-91. TrafficLand in partnership with ConnDOT is supplying the images for I-95 and the Shoreline/Norwich Areas.
When N/B (northbound), S/B (southbound), E/B (eastbound) or W/B (westbound) is in the camera location that indicates the direction of travel nearest to the camera.
Connecticut Motor Vehicle Violations
If you are ticketed in Connecticut for a motor vehicle violation you will have to pay the amount of the fine or plead "Not Guilty" and you will have to go to court. If you live out of state your case will be treated the same as if you lived in Connecticut. You will be mailed a notice about the court hearing date. The location of your court hearing will be based on the town in Connecticut where the ticket was issued.
If you fail to respond to the ticket, your home state will suspend your driver’s license. For more information about Driving in the State of Connecticut visit the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.
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