Always pay attention when walking. You need the ability of your two key senses, seeing and hearing, to detect cars. Put the phone down when crossing and consider pausing music. Look both ways - traffic might not be looking for you!
With the increase in roadway traffic throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, remember to maintain driving behaviors that are safe for all passengers on the road. When drivers maintain safe speeds and use extra caution, safer walking environments are created, keeping you and your loved ones safe.
There is a call for drivers to be more careful on the road and it comes from those who have already lost a loved one. This comes as a busy travel time is getting underway with millions expected to hit...
John Jepson, Division Street, Derby or Ansonia, CT ....Dec 15, 2022 Struck and Abandoned. He died within the week before Christmas. This occurred as he was leaving his 20. Year evening McDonalds shift. Legislator Kara Rochelle promised action, none forthcoming.
Yesterday, we remembered lives lost on the roads and shared in the grief of affected families. Let this be a catalyst for collective action, offering support and advocating for a safer future on our roadways.
This Sunday, the Connecticut community will come together to honor the many people killed by vehicles. Last year Connecticut saw 367 victims, 90 of them pedestrians and cyclists. This year the pace of fatalities continues.
Connecticut will hold its first statewide event in Bushnell Park, Hartford, 1 - 3 p.m.
Family members of victims will speak, there will be a roll call of those pedestrians and cyclists who have died, prayers given by a faith leader, and some words from legislators. A sea of over 600 small white flags will represent those who have died on our CT roads in 2022 & 2023. Other family members and loved ones are invited to carry photos of victims.
Anyone who has lost a loved one due to a vehicle crash is invited to attend, as well as survivors, and others who care about this issue. For further information: email@example.com.
Guest opinion columnist Dimitris Koutoumbas says that with pedestrian deaths at a 41-year high in Connecticut, common sense measures are long overdue toward making our roads safer for pedestrians, cyc...
Unfortunately I think most drivers aren’t willing to do what it takes to make roads safer…slowing down. While I agree they don’t want to hurt other users, they don’t feel their elevated speeds are a risk to others.
Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation is awarding $11.7 million in grants to 17 towns and cities acros...
Last year, Connecticut saw 367 road traffic victims, 90 of them pedestrians and cyclists. This year, the pace of fatalities continues. Connecticut will hold its first statewide event in Bushnell Park...
According to NHTSA, in 2021, more than 60,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide. We have a shared responsibility on the roads. If you are a pedestrian, keep yourself safe: When walking, always follow the rules of the road, obey signs and signals, and use a sidewalk whenever it is available.
Your workplace should not be a place where you fear for your life.
Pedestrians come in all forms, and sometimes the individuals on the side of the road are actually there working. When you are behind the wheel, stay alert and keep an eye out for anyone on the roadway.
Bicycles are a fun way to exercise, get outside, and be greener. But, bicyclists still have a responsibility to keep themselves and others safe by following the rules of the road. Be predictable, be visible, and enjoy the ride!
Driving is a huge responsibility. When you get behind the wheel, you are holding your life and the lives of others in your hands. Slow down, reduce distractions, and watch for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles. We all have a right to the roadway.
When passing a bicyclist, make sure to leave at least 3 feet between your vehicle and the bicycle. You can cross a double yellow line to give them enough space if you need to. Wait until there are no oncoming cars and you have a good sight line. If it's not safe to move over, wait until it is. That extra minute or two of patience can mean life and death for the person on the bicyc#bicyclesafetya#bicyclistsl#pedestriansafetya#roadsafetya#WatchForMeCTrMeCT ... See MoreSee Less
It is important to be mindful when driving. Pedestrians have the right of way in marked and unmarked crosswalks (all intersections), unless the "don't walk" sign is flashing. This means cars must yield for pedestrians, wherever they are in the crosswalk.
Your mother always told you to look both ways. Good advice, but that’s just the beginning. Whether you’re hoofing it to work, going for a jog or just taking a leisurely stroll, there’s a lot you can do as a pedestrian to protect yourself. Always obey the rules of the road. Make sure others see you. And, most importantly, watch for cars, bikes and other vehicles – because they might not be watching for you.
Whether you are walking to work, going for a jog, or taking a leisurely stroll; always make sure you are visible to drivers and be extra alert. Watch for cars, bicycles, and other vehicles. They might not be watching for you.