We all share the responsibility to keep our roadways safe. To save lives, we have to watch out for each other! Each year, about 1,500 pedestrians and 550 bicyclists are hit by cars on Connecticut roadways, leading to serious injuries and fatalities. Watch for Me CT is aimed at reducing those numbers through awareness, education and enforcement.

SAFETY TIPS

For Pedestrians

Watch for cars backing up in parking lots and driveways.

For Drivers

You may cross the center line to pass a cyclist if it’s safe.

For Bicyclists

Always ride on the right in the direction of traffic.

LAWS

For Pedestrians

State law requires pedestrians walking along the road to use sidewalks when available.

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For Drivers

Pedestrians have the right of way in marked and unmarked crosswalks, meaning cars must yield for pedestrians, wherever they are in the crosswalk

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For Bicyclists

Bicyclists can ride on sidewalks and in crosswalks but when doing so have the same responsibilities and rights as pedestrians.

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NEWS

New crash tests show modest speed increases can have deadly consequences

Drivers want to save time, and local transportation agencies want to improve traffic flow, but at what cost? With posted...

Transportation Committee Hears Pleas To Address Pedestrian Safety

7-Hour Hearing Declared Technology Success A transportation bill jammed with proposals on pedestrian safety and traffic enforcement drew virtual testimony...

Need to brush up on pedestrian safety? Here are 20 tips for pedestrians and motorists

In 2018, there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes, up from 5,977 the year before, according to the National...

Despite far less traffic, more pedestrians died on Connecticut roads in 2020 than a year before; lawmakers are seeking to address the deadly climb

Despite a pandemic-driven reduction in overall traffic last year, pedestrian deaths in Connecticut have continued their deadly climb. “Not just...

EVENTS

  • Jun052021

    Farmington Valley Trails Council National Trails Day Ride

    In conjunction with National Trails Day, the Farmington Valley Trails Council (FVTC) will hold a bicycle ride on Saturday, June 5th. This event helps to promote public awareness of the rails-to-trails initiative in the Farmington Valley, attracting new and existing fans of the multi-use trail system.

    This family-oriented event is designed for trail users of all abilities, and is fully supported until 12:30 pm.

    Will offer: 15 mile ride, 20 mile ride and 30 mile “loop” ride

    Start/end at the trail parking lot on Thompson Road, Avon.

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  • Jun052021

    Connecticut Trails Day 2021

    Connecticut Trails Day 2021 – June 5 & 6, Trails Day is a two-day national event on the first weekend in June every year. It is a great time to pay tribute to all the wonderful trails our country has to offer.

    Trails Day is a two-day national event on the first weekend in June every year. It is a great time to pay tribute to all the wonderful trails our country has to offer. Trails and open spaces have become the places to escape to and enjoy when we need fresh air, a place to be inspired and to connect with our natural world.

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  • May172021

    Bike to Work Week 2021

    May is Bike Month!

    Bike to Work Week 2021 will take place May 17-23, with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 21.

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