Of the 21,000 miles of roadway in Connecticut, 82% are maintained by local municipal agencies. In 2011, 64% of roadway departure fatal crashes and 38% of roadway departure Type A (incapacitating) injury crashes occurred on local roadways. To make significant progress in reducing the number of crashes, serious injuries, and fatalities in Connecticut, the safety along local roadways needs to improve.
The CT Technology Transfer Center is pleased to announce a new resource aimed at helping you address roadway safety issues.
The Connecticut Safety Circuit Rider (SCR) program is designed to provide no-cost safety-related information, training, and direct technical assistance to agencies responsible for local roadway safety.
The SCR program will be available to all Connecticut municipalities in early 2014. Initiatives will include:
- Coordination of Road Safety Assessments (RSA’s)
- Identification of low cost safety improvements
- Assistance in the development of Local Road Safety Plans
- Development of a Connecticut Toolbox of Safety Resources
- Development of a series of Roadway Safety Briefs
- Delivery of Local Road Safety Training
In addition, a strong partnership between the CT SCR program and the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC) will enable local agencies to access accurate information to make informed roadway safety decisions. The SCR will provide assistance to local agencies in understanding the capabilities of the new CT Crash Data Repository.
For more information, contact: Donna Shea – mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org