Connecticut DOT works on new preventative measures for wrong-way driving

Officials from the Connecticut Department of Transportation say they are actively working on new ways to prevent wrong-way crashes.

Tom Krosnowski and Robyn Karashik

Feb 25, 2024, 11:25 PM

Updated 58 days ago

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Officials from the Connecticut Department of Transportation say they are actively working on new ways to prevent wrong-way crashes.
In 2022, there were 13 wrong-way crashes that killed 23 people. Legislation was passed last year to install wrong-way detection systems on many interstate on- and off-ramps. The signs light up when a driver is driving the wrong way and notify police if the driver continues.
There are currently 27 installed – including in Milford and Danbury – with more on the way.
“We do have ramps identified in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport, along the [Interstate] 95 and Merritt Parkway corridors,” said Josh Morgan, Connecticut Department of Transportation director of communications. “There are more than 200 ramps that are scheduled to receive the wrong-way detection system.”
The DOT said one preventative measure a driver can take is to drive in the right lane at night, the opposite side of the way many wrong-way drivers would be incoming.


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