December 2015                       Issue 19
In This Issue
Training Opportunities in 2016
Introducing the National Rural Road Safety Center Website
Tips from Tony
SaferRide, NHTSA's New Mobile App!
Happy Holidays from the T2 Center
Tips from Tony - Answer
Training Opportunities in 2016


The T2 Training Team has been hard at work planning another year full of opportunities for you and your crews to learn about new technologies and practices, share ideas and innovations and improve your operations. We hope you find the variety of offerings interesting and beneficial to your agency.


Click Here for the 2016 Training Calendar.


We will continue to update the schedule with dates and locations so check in with us regularly. As you review the schedule and develop your department's professional development plan for 2016, please feel free to contact us with questions. If you are interested in hosting a class, please email Shelly Desjardin at [email protected].    

Introducing the National Rural Road Safety Center Website


The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) launched its website in September. The  site offers a variety of resources for transportation professionals working to make travel safer on our nation's rural roads.  Visitors can also use the website to sign up for the Safety Center's training or join the distribution list for newsletters and updates.

The website is designed to put the latest information on critical road safety issues all in one easily accessible place. For practitioners who need to get up to speed on a particular issue, the Rural Road Safety  Topics section provides an introduction and background information on topics ranging from distracted driving to engineering innovations to incident management strategies.

In the Training and Education section, website users can find updates on upcoming in-person trainings created by the Safety Center or offered by other organizations. Distance training opportunities, such as webinars, will also be highlighted.


Click Here to visit the website.

Tips from Tony

What is Wrong Here?  


There is a mistake with this sign. Can you identify it? Look at the picture closely. Find the answer at the bottom of the newsletter.


If you have roadway safety questions please contact:

Anthony Lorenzetti P.E. - Safety Circuit Rider

860-486-5847 or [email protected]

SaferRide, NHTSA's New Mobile App!

During the holiday season, and throughout the year, NHTSA's new SaferRide app will help keep drunk drivers off our roads by allowing users to call a taxi or a friend and by identifying their location so they can be picked up. The SaferRide app is the simplest possible way to get home safe and only has three self-explanatory buttons on the Home screen. Best of all the app is totally free! 
For Android devices, from Google Play store click here.
For Apple devices, from iTunes click here.
Happy Holidays from the T2 Center

During this Holiday season we extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you, for maintaining our communities and keeping our roadways safe.
We wish you and your families a peaceful holiday season and a wonderful new year! 
Best Regards,
The CT T2 Team


To brighten up your day and to bring a smile to your face check out the 2015 UCONN Holiday Video.
Tips from Tony - Answer

The retroreflective strips must be yellow, as stated in section 2A.21 of the MUTCD. " If a strip of retroreflective material is used on the sign support.... it shall match the background color of the sign, except the color of the strip for the YIELD and DO NOT ENTER sign shall be red."
To review the electronic copy of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Click Here.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for future Connecticut Crossroads topics, please feel free to email the designer Regina Hackett at [email protected].