Posted on February 16, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Rep. Ben McGorty summited testimony in the Public Safety and Security Committee yesterday in support of House Bill 5658 which looks to restrict the use of steady illuminated red and blue lights to police vehicles only.
Rep. McGorty, who introduced the bill, urged the committee to support the legislation because he has received complaints from residents that certain vehicles such as ridesharing cars use glowing logos that could be mistaken as a police vehicle.
“Glowing logos in the windshield for popular rideshare companies Lyft and Uber help passengers identify what vehicle to get into. However, the illuminated lights drivers use are distracting motorists on the road. The use of this industry provided illuminated lighting is representing the vehicle in some situations, mistakenly, as an emergency vehicle,” explained Rep. McGorty.
Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that an illumination repair project will be performed on Route 8 northbound and southbound in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to noon.
Posted on February 13, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Rep. Ben McGorty’s proposed legislation to require operators of a kayak, canoe, and a paddle-board to wear a life vest received a public hearing last week in the Environment Committee.
Rep. McGorty, a member of the Environment Committee, said the intent of this legislation is to improve the safety of kayakers, canoeists and paddle-boarders.
“Sudden changes in weather, medical emergencies such as heart attacks, boat collisions, and mechanical injuries can all hinder your ability to survive. Wearing life vests will not only considerably assist in rescue efforts by law enforcement but will minimize any risk in such rescue. As a water sports enthusiast your life vest is the single most important piece of equipment you will own,” explained McGorty.”