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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sometimes amidst all the political machinations a sitting governor must tolerate, that individual -- in our case Governor Ned Lamont -- also needs to remember in some ways, he has power over life and death. This fact is clear from his high-profile promotion of a new campaign to better protect the motoring public from wrong-way drivers.




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...This contemporary phenomenon that State Senator Tony Hwang recently pointed out, which includes 13 wrong-way crashes resulting in 23 deaths last year, compared to four wrong-way crashes in 2021 and two in 2020, must be addressed. So far this year, the deadly trend is continuing, sadly taking the life of Hwang's vibrant colleague " State Rep Quentin Williams " along with killing the 27-year-old woman who was operating the car traveling in the wrong direction that killed the lawmaker.

At a March 10 press conference, Lamont announced a new CT DOT public awareness campaign on the dangers of wrong-way driving as part of a larger strategy of addressing the recent escalation of these crashes and deaths.

At the same time, the state will step up installation of wrong-way driving technology already in place at key locations, using motion sensors to detect a vehicle entering a highway exit ramp from the wrong direction and rapidly flashing bright lights to notify an operator they are driving the wrong way.

While it is certain this effort has the potential to save lives -- dozens, maybe hundreds over time -- it is ironic that at the same time, the governor may be influencing the elimination of another effort that has the potential to save thousands of Connecticut lives every year....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-03-19 12:30 AM | Reply

Quarterflash - Williams Avenue

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-03-19 12:36 AM | Reply

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