|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2006
State Police Introduce New Safety Equipment
Push Bumpers help clear accident scenes, disabled vehicles
The Connecticut State Police today unveiled new safety equipment that will be added to patrol cars as a tool to help Troopers clear highway scenes for safer access for all drivers.
“Push bumpers” will be added to State
“These push bumpers will add another layer of safety not only for our Troopers, but for motorists traveling on
“When motor vehicle incidents block the road, Troopers must act quickly and decisively to ensure that highways remain passable and safe. With push bumpers installed on their cruisers, Troopers will be able to do that on the hundreds of miles of state roads and interstate highways that they cover 24 hours a day,” Commissioner Boyle said.
The new bumpers will be installed on State Police cruisers that patrol the highest traffic areas – I-84 , I-91 and I-95. Moving damaged cars off these main arteries and out of the travel lanes is
During a press conference at Troop H in