Each year, about 1,500 pedestrians and 550 bicyclists are hit by cars on Connecticut roadways. Watch for Me CT is a comprehensive program, run by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) in partnership with Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center, aimed at reducing the number of pedestrians and bicyclists hit and injured in crashes with vehicles.
The Watch for Me CT program involves two key elements: 1) safety and educational messages directed toward drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, and 2) enforcement efforts by area police to crack down on some of the violations of traffic safety laws. Local programs are typically led by municipal, county, or regional government staff with the involvement of many others, including pedestrian and bicycle advocates, city planners, law enforcement agencies, engineers, public health professionals, elected officials, school administrators and others.
All Connecticut communities are encouraged to use Watch for Me CT campaign materials to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in their communities.