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Self-Driving Cars in Connecticut?

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HARTFORDState Representative Prasad Srinivasan (R-Glastonbury) stood in the House Chamber last week to inquire about the specific duties to be fulfilled by a proposed task force meant to study how self-driving cars would be regulated in the State of Connecticut. He opposed the bill, S.B. 260, which also requires the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), in consultation with the departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Transportation (DOT), and Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), to establish a pilot program to allow manufacturers and fleet service providers to test fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) in up to four municipalities.

The bill has since become an effective law as Public Act 17-69.