Safety Engineering
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Safety Engineering – What We Do


The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Safety Engineering Unit’s highest priority is the prevention of fatal and serious injury crashes involving all road users on state and local roadways in Connecticut.  It's part of everything we do, and the reason why you may notice new types of roadway configurations, signals, signs, and pavement markings being put into service in Connecticut.  Our engineers are constantly searching for new and innovative solutions proven to save lives and reduce serious injuries through the implementation of Connecticut's Strategic Highway Safety Plan and the Highway Safety Improvement Program.             

Safety Engineering also develops transportation policies, standards, guidelines, and practices related to highway safety, and advocates the use and implementation of the Highway Safety Manual.  We also help build and strengthen relationships between State and Local officials to help prevent and resolve roadway safety issues on all public roads in Connecticut.

Requests for additional information should be addressed to:

Natasha A. Fatu, P.E., PTOE
Transportation Supervising Engineer

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Safety Resources
CT SHSP Website
Centerline Rumble Strips
HAWK Ped Signal
Centerline Rumble Strips Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon
Roundabouts road surface textures
Figure 1c - pedestrian (W11-2) sign with a downward diagonal arrow (W16-7P) supplemental plaque mounted below it. A rectangular rapid flashing beacon light bar is mounted between the sign and the plaque. The yellow rectangular indication on the left-hand side of the light bar is dark and the yellow rectangular indication on the right-hand side of the light bar is illuminated.
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Links to Additional Safety Resources

FHWA Safety

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Pedestrian Countermeasures

Crash Modification Factors

CTDOT Roundabout Information

UCONN Technology Transfer Center

CT Transportation Safety Research Center

UCONN Safety Circuit Rider Program

UCONN Crash Repository

Highway Safety Road Map (HSRM)

AASHTO Highway Safety Manual

National Safety Council

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

American Traffic Safety Services Association

Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals

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