DMV Road Tests Cancelled After 12 Noon, Tuesday, January 21; Drivers Are Reminded to Remove Snow and Ice from Their Vehicles Department of Motor Vehicles today, Tuesday, January 21, is cancelling all road tests after 12 Noon. The cancellation is due to poor and slippery driving conditions from expected snow. Anyone with a scheduled road test before 9:30 a.m. can call DMV to choose a new date. The numbers to call are 860-263-5700 if someone is within the Hartford area and toll-free 800-842-8222 for those outside the Hartford area. DMV is also attempting to contact customers with road test appointments to advise them of the schedule change.
All DMV offices are open for business today. However, customers are advised to check the DMV website at ct.gov/dmv for any updates throughout the day.
With the impending storm predicted to bring several inches of snow, drivers of commercial and passenger vehicles are reminded about the requirement to remove snow and ice from hoods, trunks and roofs or face fines ranging from $75 to $1,250.
Operators of commercial vehicles and passenger cars and trucks who drive a vehicle with accumulated snow and ice can be fined $75. However, the law calls for stiffer penalties when there’s personal or property damage from the flying elements.
In those instances the driver of a commercial vehicle faces a fine up to $1,250 and a passenger car or small truck driver can be fined up to $1,000. Drivers are exempt from the fines when the snow, sleet and freezing rain begins or continues while the vehicle is traveling. Parked vehicles are also exempt from the required removal of ice and snow.