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Welcome to Connecticut! As a new driver to this state you will need to be aware of our unique traffic laws and regulations. Here's what you need to keep in mind while driving in Connecticut. Some of these rules may be the same as what you're already used to, but others will be drastically different!
Points remain on driving record for 24 months (2 years) from the date of assessment.
Dim your high beams whenever you come within about a one-block distance of an oncoming vehicle. Use your low beams when following another vehicle or when in heavy traffic.
You must use your headlights:
There is no specific law allowing or prohibiting headlight flashing.
Connecticut does not have an open container law.
Signal your intention to turn or change lanes at least 100 feet in advance.
Hazard light use is permitted in the following circumstances:
Connecticut has no state laws regarding funeral processions.
A 3-foot minimum passing distance is required.
You may not drive off the roadway to pass on the right.
When you see any of these vehicles displaying flashing lights while stopped on or adjacent to the roadway:
You must do the following:
Do not follow a fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than 500 feet, or park within the block where the fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
Provide the following information to any other person involved in the accident, to any witness, or to any police officer at the scene of the crash: