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Bill Imposing New Penalty for Drivers Progresses

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill that creates an additional violation for Connecticut motorists who fail to use reasonable care and injure or kill a “vulnerable user” of the roadway moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

The “vulnerable users” include people such as pedestrians, horseback riders, bicyclists and highway workers.

The legislation, which already passed in the Senate, cleared the House of Representatives Thursday on a 136-6 vote.

A motorist found to have seriously injured or caused the death of a “vulnerable user” could be fined up to $1,000.

State Rep. Antonio “Tony” Guerrera, co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, said it’s an additional penalty that a judge could levy on someone facing other crimes such as negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, misconduct with a motor and aggravated endangerment of a highway worker.

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