Friday, May 23, 2014

Connecticut's Pitch To Drivers: 'Be Safer On The Roads'

Hartford Courant, May 22, 2014

"As the long holiday weekend begins, the state transportation department is reminding drivers to buckle up and stay away from the wheel if they've been drinking.

Those are more than suggestions: Municipal police and state troopers are planning extra patrols and will be enforcing the Click It or Ticket campaign. The state DOT is also in the midst of a special monthlong effort to get motorcyclists to drive responsibly with its "None For The Road" campaign.

'Fatal crashes with motorcycles are on the rise, and helmet usage is on the decline. We all need to be more aware of motorcyclists in order to save lives,' state transportation Commissioner James Redeker said earlier this month. 'Motorcyclists will be out in force as the weather gets warmer, which is why May is the perfect time for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.'

Nationally, 40 percent of all motorcycle fatalities involve alcohol, the DOT reported." Read more

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