Driving is a big responsibility. Always signal your turns and look both ways before changing lanes and turning. Obey all speed limits, and come to a complete stop at all stop signs and red lights. It's safer to assume a pedestrian or bicyclist doesn't see you.
According to NHTSA, a pedestrian was killed every 71 minutes in 2021. Always walk on sidewalks whenever they are available, and cross streets only when you know it is safe. Look for cars in all directions, including those who are entering or exiting driveways. Don't assume a driver has seen you.
Did you know that wearing a helmet while riding a bike can reduce the risk of brain injury by 88%? (Safe Kids Connecticut). Parents, follow these guidelines to keep you and your children safe while biking this summer: 🚲Wear a helmet yourself to set a good example. 🚲Remind your children to always ride on the right side of the road with traffic. 🚲Teach your children to make eye contact with the driver to make sure they are seen. 🚲Wear reflective materials at night.
Matthew Balga, a chef at the Whelk, was hit by a car outside the restaurant in March. Police said Balga was leaving work at the time and wasn't in a nearby crosswalk. The driver wasn't charged, but th...
It’s National Rail Safety Week! DYK? Crossing a train track is like crossing a highway. Fast-moving trains trick human eyes and ears so they seem far away when they are too close to cross safely. Talk to your kids about how trains can take more than a mile to stop, so they’ll remember to wait the next time they’re near the tracks. #StopTrackTragedies... See MoreSee Less
Here’s a tip for National Child Passenger Safety Week: Keep your baby in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible, at least until age 2. When your child has outgrown that seat, they’re ready for a forward-facing car seat. #ChildPassengerSafetyWeek... See MoreSee Less
Drivers, an important tip when approaching crosswalks is to assume the pedestrian has not seen you, even if you attempt to make eye contact. Come to a stop if a pedestrian is waiting to cross, and always make a complete stop before turning right on red. Signal your turns and look both ways before turning or changing lanes. Yield to pedestrians at crosswalks to ensure everyone's safety.
DYK? More than half of car seats are not used or installed correctly. There’s still time to register for a car seat check in Hartford! Keep your child safe by making sure their car seat is used and installed correctly. • 📌 Trinity Health parking lot, 675 Tower Ave. • ⏱ 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. • 📆Saturday, September 16 • Register today: email@example.com or 860-837-5319
Do you like to exercise outside? Take in the nice fall weather by going on the trails! Make sure you stop and look for cars before crossing an intersection, pressing the warning lights to signal to cars your intent to cross.
A young woman and her 2-year old goddaughter killed on 84 when someone crossed the median. A Hartford police officer killed when another driver sped through a red light. A 43 year old woman struck and killed while walking in Vernon. Just a few from another sad, tragic week on our roads. It needs to stop. ... See MoreSee Less
As a driver, it is extremely important to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. Here are some tips from NHTSA to keep you and those around you safe: 🚗Slow down and be prepared to stop when approaching a sidewalk. 🚗Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and stop far enough back to give them room to cross. 🚗Follow the speed limit at all times, especially in school zones and neighborhoods. 🚗Be extra cautious when backing up, looking around for pedestrians at all times.
With school starting, it is extremely important to be aware of children biking or walking to and from school. Always be prepared to slow down and come to a stop at crosswalks. Children are smaller and not as predictable as adults, so use extra caution!
Wishing you a happy Labor Day! Have a fantastic time celebrating with friends and family. Make sure you stay safe by using sidewalks when available, coming prepared with a sober driver, following all traffic signs/signals, and always watching for pedestrians while driving.
Do you enjoy running outside? Make sure you run on sidewalks or paths when available to protect yourself from oncoming traffic and other dangers. If no sidewalk is available, run facing and as far away from traffic as possible. Keep you and those around you safe!
A pedestrian hit by a car going 40 mph has an 85% chance of being killed, while at 20 mph, the risk decreases to 5%. It is very important to remain cognizant and be prepared to slow down and stop at crosswalks. Make sure you come to a complete stop at red lights and stop signs, even before turning right.
As the school year begins, paying attention to the increased number of school buses on the roads and in neighborhoods is crucial. If a school bus is stopped with its lights flashing, it is illegal to pass.
Stay vigilant. Do what you can to ensure you and those around you remain safe.
Parents, it is super important to set a good example when walking with your children in public areas. Keep in mind these tips from Safe Kids Connecticut: ⚫Always walk on sidewalks and paths whenever they are available. ⚫Use traffic signals and crosswalks. ⚫Encourage your children to stay off their devices while crossing the street. ⚫Look both ways and make eye contact with the driver when crossing the street. ⚫Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult when walking.
It's already almost time to go back to school! Can you believe it?! Take a moment to talk to your children about being safe on their way to and from school, and look out for kids when you are driving! ... See MoreSee Less
Biking around this summer? Here are some tips from the NHTSA to keep you and those around you safe: ☀️Ride with the flow, in the same direction as traffic. ☀️Obey street signs, signals, and road markings, and signal turns. ☀️Assume the other person doesn't see you. ☀️Look for hazards or situations to avoid ahead -- toys, pebbles, potholes, etc. ☀️Do not use anything that may distract you while biking, like a phone.
Walking is a fantastic way to keep your body moving and enjoy the summer weather! Make sure you cross the street at crosswalks or intersections. If there is no crosswalk, look for the most lit area with the best view of traffic. Walk on sidewalks whenever available. Don't assume cars will do the right thing - take charge of your safety whenever you can.
Driving is a big responsibility. The lives of yourself and those around you are in your hands. So, it is important to be aware. Signal your turns and look both ways before you make a decision. Don't rely on eye contact, and assume a pedestrian has not seen you. Be prepared for anything, especially in scenarios where visibility is limited, like around curves or up hills.
Back-to-School is a great time to remind kids how to stay safe when walking and crossing the street. • Remind them to put away headphones, cellphones, and gaming devices when crossing the street. • Encourage them to be alert for cars that are pulling out of driveways or parking spots. • Teach them to look left, right, and left again before crossing the street. ... See MoreSee Less
As summer comes to a close, back-to-school season is quickly approaching. It is important to always be aware of children walking or biking to and from school. Watch out for kids at bus stops or crosswalks, and always drive extra carefully in school zones.