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Old 02-08-2019, 02:37 PM
 
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I've seen too many unsafe vehicles on the road with no Brake Lights, Headlights and worn tires.
Shows you police departments aren't pulling those people over as much as they should be, those are all things you get ticketed for. Why not enforce the laws we already have, instead of creating a new system to regulate it?

I'd be more in favor of drivers license retesting at set intervals. I've seen too many unsafe drivers on the road.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Shows you police departments aren't pulling those people over as much as they should be, those are all things you get ticketed for. Why not enforce the laws we already have, instead of creating a new system to regulate it?

I'd be more in favor of drivers license retesting at set intervals. I've seen too many unsafe drivers on the road.

The CT DMV can not handle their current work load. Do you want to hire more DMV employees ?


A better idea would be better driving training for people who are first learning to drive. And make the driving license test harder.



In the case of teenagers make drivers ed a mandatory part of the high school curriculum. In the case of new adult drivers let the driving schools handle training.


In a few decades the drivers who received poor or no training will be weeded out.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:28 PM
 
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The CT DMV can not handle their current work load. Do you want to hire more DMV employees ?


A better idea would be better driving training for people who are first learning to drive. And make the driving license test harder.



In the case of teenagers make drivers ed a mandatory part of the high school curriculum. In the case of new adult drivers let the driving schools handle training.


In a few decades the drivers who received poor or no training will be weeded out.

Yes, I think the DMV should be fully staffed, they aren't currently, but still do a tremendous job handling their workload. They are much better now then they were 10 years ago. Your "better idea" offers no solution for current drivers who are unaware of the laws of the road... waiting for them to die is not a solution.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Yes, I think the DMV should be fully staffed, they aren't currently, but still do a tremendous job handling their workload. They are much better now then they were 10 years ago. Your "better idea" offers no solution for current drivers who are unaware of the laws of the road... waiting for them to die is not a solution.

Right i didn't offer a solution, because I do not think there is one. This is one of the few instances where we just need to start over as a society. Starting with the newest youngest members of society would be the easiest way to start over. The rest takes care of itself thru attrition.


However, in the meantime strict & heavy enforcement of current laws would probably have some impact. I doubt society would want to invest in the time and money that it would take to permanently change driving habits thru strict enforcement. Our police force would have to at least double for beginners. And we know how much people hate Govt employees and their pensions.

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Old 02-09-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Shows you police departments aren't pulling those people over as much as they should be, those are all things you get ticketed for. Why not enforce the laws we already have, instead of creating a new system to regulate it?

I'd be more in favor of drivers license retesting at set intervals. I've seen too many unsafe drivers on the road.
People don’t realize that cops have a LOT more responsibilities than just traffic stops. They respond to calls for service, including medical calls with EMTs. They’re required to do security checks at high profile locations. They are responsible for checking lights at intersections to ensure they are in working order. They clear the roads of hazards. They assist construction crews on and off the highway. They provide funeral escorts. And as the politicians put more on their plate, without appropriate funding to hire more officers, productivity will inevitably decline.

So instead of saying cops are not doing what they “should be” doing, call for more funding to get more officers on the road. They simply don’t have the manpower in CT and, to do what you want to do would require the force at least triple.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:44 AM
 
Location: On the Stones of Years
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Proposed Bill No. 707

Introduced by:
SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.
AN ACT CONCERNING TRAFFIC STOP REPORTS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General
Assembly convened:
1 That section 54-1m of the general statutes be amended to require a
2 police officer to fill out each traffic stop report in duplicate so the
3 motorist may immediately receive a copy of such form from the officer,
4 to provide that, if the report is entered into an electronic data collection
5 system, a copy shall be available immediately to the motorist and to
6 prohibit police officers from inquiring about a person's immigration
7 status as part of a traffic stop.
Statement of Purpose:
To require police officers to provide motorists with a copy of a traffic
stop report immediately upon completion or entry of the report and to
prohibit police officers from inquiring about a person's immigration
status as part of a traffic stop.

Do Democratic Legislators follow the News ?


Illegal immigrant ex-boyfriend arrested in death of New York woman found stuffed in suitcase, report says

Police on Tuesday reportedly arrested a man who previously dated Valerie Reyes, the woman whose body – bound at the hands and feet – was discovered last week stuffed into a large red suitcase dumped on a roadside in an affluent Connecticut town.

The Greenwich Police Department announced the arrest of an individual "believed to be involved" in Reyes' death. That same person had also "fraudulently used the ATM card” that belonged to her.
Sources told CBS New York the man arrested is Javier da Silva of Flushing, N.Y., who previously had a relationship with the victim. Da Silva is a native of Venezuela and “has been in the country illegally since overstaying his visa,” CBS reported, citing sources.

A source told the TV station the 24-year-old New Rochelle woman was “killed at her residence” and the ex-boyfriend “has made admissions to investigators.” The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York is handling the case.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: On the Stones of Years
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How much more should we spend? Where is the funding coming from ?


Proposed Bill No. 5002


AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GREEN NEW
DEAL.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General
Assembly convened:
1 That the general statutes be amended to create new programs and to
2 provide additional funding for such new and other existing programs
3 concerning energy efficiency, the deployment of renewable energy
4 resources, sustainability initiatives and resiliency, including resiliency
5 of the electric grid in the state and coastal protection.
Statement of Purpose:
To create new programs concerning and to provide funding for energy
efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability and resiliency


Introduced by:
REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th Dist.
REP. RITTER M., 1st Dist.
REP. PAOLILLO, 97th Dist.
REP. HUGHES, 135th Dist.
REP. GODFREY, 110th Dist.
REP. SANCHEZ, 25th Dist.
REP. SIMMONS, 144th Dist.
REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd Dist.
REP. CONLEY, 40th Dist.
REP. PALM, 36th Dist.
REP. ROSARIO, 128th Dist.
REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd Dist.
REP. ARCONTI, 109th Dist.
REP. MICHEL, 146th Dist.
REP. SLAP, 19th Dist.
REP. VARGAS, 6th Dist.
REP. RILEY, 46th Dist.
REP. TURCO, 27th Dist.
REP. REYES, 75th Dist.
REP. HADDAD, 54th Dist.
REP. SANTIAGO H., 84th Dist.
REP. HENNESSY, 127th Dist.
REP. GARIBAY, 60th Dist.
REP. GILCHREST, 18th Dist.
REP. DE LA CRUZ, 41st Dist.
REP. HAMPTON, 16th Dist.
REP. STEINBERG, 136th Dist.
REP. GRESKO, 121st Dist.
REP. ELLIOTT, 88th Dist.
REP. HALL, 7th Dist.
REP. CANDELARIA, 95th Dist.
REP. CONCEPCION, 4th Dist.
REP. ROCHELLE, 104th Dist.
REP. GUCKER, 138th Dist.
REP. WOOD, 29th Dist.
REP. RYAN, 139th Dist.
REP. ROSE, 118th Dist.
REP. BUTLER, 72nd Dist.
REP. ORANGE, 48th Dist.
REP. LINEHAN, 103rd Dist.
REP. DATHAN, 142nd Dist.
REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st Dist.
REP. DIMASSA, 116th Dist.
REP. WINKLER, 56th Dist.
REP. DEMICCO, 21st Dist.
REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd Dist.
REP. DILLON, 92nd Dist.
REP. ALLIE-BRENNAN, 2nd Dist.
REP. LEMAR, 96th Dist.
REP. NAPOLI, 73rd Dist.
REP. MORIN, 28th Dist.
REP. STAFSTROM, 129th Dist.
REP. ARNONE, 58th Dist.
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Old Today, 09:56 PM
 
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These same guys voted to end Net Metering with Malloy just last year. Which would basically kill new solar installs.
Now there is this trendy NGD on twitter with AOC and they all latch on. Sad, how predictable they are.
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