Last night the Connecticut State Senate passed SB 191, the Vulnerable User bill. This bill makes it possible for motorists to be fined for endangering, injuring, or killing vulnerable users, which are defined as pedestrians, cyclists, highway workers, skateboarders/skaters, and those operating tractors. Vulnerable users are also those riding/driving animals, those using wheelchairs, and the blind, as well as their service animals. Violators would be able to be fined up to $1000.
It’s now up to the House to take action.
The legislative session ends on June 5th.