CT State Police Fine Banned Vehicles in Route 15 Initiative

Members of the Connecticut State Police Traffic Services Unit conducted a successful enforcement initiative in February which included more than 170 traffic stops for violations on Route 15 from Meriden to Greenwich.

From February 18-24, 2024, the Traffic Unit coordinated a saturation enforcement effort with 157 passenger vehicle traffic stops, resulting in 150 infractions issued to drivers.

In addition, Troopers conducted 51 commercial inspections, initiated 20 commercial vehicle stops and issued $7,919 in commercial fines.

Commercial vehicles are prohibited from traveling Route 15.

“At the State Police, we are focused on reducing fatal traffic collisions, deterring speeding and aggressive driving, and obtaining voluntary compliance of traffic laws. I applaud the efforts of our Traffic Services Unit, whose members conducted this successful, intensive effort in just a week-long span,” said Interim Colonel Daniel Loughman.

“In the coming months, Troopers will continue their mission of keeping our roads clear of hazardous drivers, with several enhanced, specialized enforcement initiatives planned,” he added.

“As always, we ask the motoring public to be our partners in safety by following all traffic laws and calling 911 when they witness an aggressive or erratic operator on our roads – that is a true emergency.”

Parkway Restrictions

With regards to the use of limited access State highways designated as a Parkway:

All vehicles with a height exceeding 8 feet are prohibited.

All vehicles with a length exceeding 24 feet are prohibited.

All vehicles with a width exceeding 7 ft 6 inches (excluding mirrors) are prohibited.

All vehicles with business branding, advertising, or logos are prohibited.