A new Connecticut law holds accountable careless drivers who injure or kill pedestrians or cyclists, a law created after a New Canaan teen’s car struck and killed a jogger in Norwalk.
The Vulnerable User Law, Public Act 14-31, went into effect on Oct. 1 and requires a fine to be imposed on careless motor vehicle drivers who cause the death or serious injury of a pedestrian, cyclist, wheelchair user, or other “vulnerable users” who were using reasonable care. The fine is capped at $1,000.
The law was advocated for by Bike Walk Connecticut, a statewide nonprofit group whose goal is to make Connecticut a better state for bicycling and walking.
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