Yes! In the state of Connecticut,
you can receive a ticket for tailing the driver in front of you. In fact, multiple tailgating infractions can result in
hundreds of dollars in fines and up to
one year in prison.
Chapter 248, Sec. 240, of the Connecticut General Statutes, “No person shall drive a vehicle in such proximity to another vehicle
as to obstruct or impede traffic” and that automobiles are to be
driven in such a way “as to allow sufficient space between such
vehicles or combination of vehicles to enable any other vehicle to enter
and occupy such space without danger.” In other words,
there should be enough space between your car and the car in front of you
that a third vehicle could fit in the remaining space.
Section 240a states, “No person operating a motor vehicle shall follow another
vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having regard for
the speed of such vehicles, the traffic upon and the condition of the
roadway or highway and weather conditions, with the intent to harass or
intimidate the operator of the preceding motor vehicle.” While “reasonable
and prudent” distance between vehicles is not clearly outlined,
violating this traffic rule can cost you up to
$300 in fines and 30 days in prison for a first offense, with
$600 in fines and 1 year in prison for each subsequent offense.
What If I’ve Been Unfairly Ticketed?
Paying for a traffic ticket is an admission of guilt and declining to fight
unfair charges can have lasting effects on your driving record, insurability,
and more. If you feel you have unduly received a traffic ticket for tailgating,
reckless driving, or other alleged offenses, let
Tomeo Sills, LLC be your Connecticut traffic lawyers.
Call us at (844) 913-7747
or schedule your free consultation