CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
|FOR RELEASE: September 10, 2007||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
Traffic Safety Reminders and Tips
- Slow down. Observe the speed limit in school zones at all times.
- Be especially careful when driving on neighborhood streets and around school zones. Always expect the unexpected.
- Be alert for youngsters walking to and from school as you back out of your driveway or leave your garage.
- Watch for children on bicycles, especially at intersections and driveways.
- Stop your car when you see lights flashing on a school bus. Red flashing lights indicate that the bus is stopped and students are getting on or off. Don't start driving until the red lights stop flashing. Be aware that a child may dash across the street.
- Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk and you have to walk in the road, always walk FACING traffic.
- Wear bright color clothing to increase visibility.
- Cross only at corners or marked crosswalks.
- Stop at the curb, or the edge of the road.
- Walk in groups, there is safety in numbers. Groups are more likely to be seen by drivers.
- Stop and look left, then right, then left again, before you step into the street.
- If you see a car, wait until it goes by. Then look left, right and left again until no cars are coming.
- Wear a Helmet.
- Be sure to have reflectors on your pedals, frame, and wheels.
- Be Seen – Be Aware – Be Predictable.
- Follow the Rules of the Road - Ride on the right, with the traffic, in single file. Obey stop signs and traffic lights. Never cross a street without looking for cars. Give the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks. Walk your bicycle on sidewalks whenever pedestrians are around you.