We all share the responsibility to keep our roadways safe. To save lives, we have to watch out for each other! Each year, about 1,500 pedestrians and 550 bicyclists are hit by cars on Connecticut roadways, leading to serious injuries and fatalities. Watch for Me CT is aimed at reducing those numbers through awareness, education and enforcement.

SAFETY TIPS

For Pedestrians

Watch for cars backing up in parking lots and driveways.

For Drivers

You may cross the center line to pass a cyclist if it’s safe.

For Bicyclists

Always ride on the right in the direction of traffic.

LAWS

For Pedestrians

State law requires pedestrians walking along the road to use sidewalks when available.

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For Drivers

Pedestrians have the right of way in marked and unmarked crosswalks, meaning cars must yield for pedestrians, wherever they are in the crosswalk

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For Bicyclists

Bicyclists can ride on sidewalks and in crosswalks but when doing so have the same responsibilities and rights as pedestrians.

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