May 2017
Issue 30 
Connecticut Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision Facts
During 2016, Connecticut fatal pedestrian crashes occurred most often on Thursdays between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pedestrian crashes of all severities occurred most often during daylight hours on Wednesdays.
To research and view advanced statistical data for your individual communities, please visit the Connecticut Crash Data Repository
In this issue we have included a photograph from a training class involving a vehicle/bicycle collision. In the photograph below, you will see a 185 lb. male crash dummy on a bicycle being struck by a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, traveling at a speed of approximately 30 mph. This photograph illustrates the forces generated on a human being struck by a 4,000 lb. vehicle. 
CDR Class 
During the first two weeks of May, The University of Connecticut facilitated a Department of Transportation (DOT) funded program to certify 60 sworn police officers as Crash Data Technicians. The first course was offered at the Milford Police Academy and the second was offered at the Meriden Police Department. These classes prepared crash investigators for the analysis and use of advanced crash data that can be retrieved from a vehicle's Airbag Deployment Module after a collision. The data the investigators now have the ability to obtain will assist in answering many complex questions after a serious or fatal crash has occurred. 
A special thank you to the Milford and Meriden Police Departments for the use of their facility for the classes. 
Any department/agency needing assistance in conducting a crash data download, can contact either Chuck Grasso or Kevin Slater at UCONN for use of the required equipment. 
PR-1 Reporting 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has received over 260,000 PR-1 reports since the inception of the MMUCC compliant report form on January 1, 2015. Connecticut Law Enforcement continues to do an outstanding job. Please understand that each and every report is very important and when sent back to the agency it must be corrected and returned to the CTDOT. What may seem insignificant on one level, may be very valuable and important to the transportation safety engineers who review and utilize these documents to ensure that roadways are designed with safety in mind. 
The UCONN Crash Data Liaisons are available 24/7 to assist any agency with issues or concerns. Training is POSTC certified and can be conducted for any size group. 
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Dedicated to All of the Men and Women Lost in the Line of Duty
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