April 2014                      Issue 1

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We are delighted to introduce the Connecticut Technology Transfer (T2) Center's new electronic newsletter! We intend to make it a monthly publication and use it to keep you in touch with the latest and greatest in transportation related issues. We will be highlighting hot topics, sharing resources, and putting a spotlight on events hosted by the center. We thank you for your continued support and interest in the work being done here at the T2 Center and around the state!




                                                     Donna Shea

                                                             Program Director


Roadway Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced
We are happy to announce the winners of the 2014 Roadway Safety Poster Contest! Our three winners and three honorable mentions attended the Connecticut Work Zone Safety Press Conference this Monday, where they received ribbons and gift baskets from Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman to honor their artistic achievement.


A Day at the Races                             
On March 23, Stamford Girl Scouts hosted their Powder Puff Derby at their local Italian Center. In addition to racing their home-made pine derby cars, the Scouts learned about roadway safety. Using Safety Town, an educational kit created by the Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, the girls got the chance to learn and practice safe road procedures with their parents and friends.
CT Crash Data Repository  
Want to know which roads in your town have frequent crashes? The Connecticut Crash Data Repository is a web tool designed by the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC) to provide access to select crash information collected by state and local police. This data allows users to query specific crash  information regarding roads, routes and intersections in any town in Connecticut. Some types of data that can be queried include, but are not limited to, collision type, injury severity, and accident causing factors. Click to visit the CT Crash Data Repository. 
First National Distracted Driving Campaign Launched
The US Department of Transportation has announced its first national Distracted Driving Campaign. As part of the effort to reduce distracted driving, they will be airing an advertising campaign and implementing a law enforcement crackdown from April 7-15. Their slogan: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.
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