Office of Highway Safety

Develops the Annual Highway Safety Plan and the Annual Highway Safety Report, which ensures compliance with Department policies, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guidelines, and relevant federal laws and regulations; establishes problem identification, and formulates goals and objectives for transportation safety.

Coordinates the highway safety grant management initiatives for the problem identified areas of impaired driving, driving, public information and education, work zone safety and highway safety related legislation, police traffic services, occupant protection and child passenger safety; administers the Transportation Safety grant program, which requires research, needs analysis, literary and regulatory review and evaluation to identify problems and develops effective countermeasure priorities to comply with federal regulations, state needs, for prioritization of activities and concentration of efforts and resources. 

Coordinates the Connecticut Rider Education Program, a statewide motorcycle safety training program, which includes planning and development of program policies, training schedules, instructional procedures, and curriculum planning.

Collects and analyzes data for program areas, develops objectives, goals and evaluates standards for projects and program areas; facilitates the grant process by providing technical support and offers assistance to grantees; reviews and evaluates proposals from prospective grantees to assure appropriate fund allocation and conformance with federal and State regulations, objectives and goals and makes funding recommendations; monitors projects for conformance with reporting requirements, budgetary parameters and program efficiency.  

Joseph T. Cristalli
Transportation Principal Safety Program Coordinator
Highway Safety
Phone: (860) 594-2412
Fax: (860) 594-2374