In an effort to reduce the number of pedestrians hit by cars, a new research project conducted by the state Department of Transportation and the University of Connecticut is studying the type of crossing signals at some intersections.
Jonathan Adkins, a D.C. resident and executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association, said automated enforcement has been effective nationwide. He said whether fines or points are issued — or both — the primary goal should be to eliminate dangerous driving. “Fines have a more immediate deterrence and accountability impact, while points have to rack up before any real-world action occurs,” he said. “In that sense, points are useful to take action on drivers that have a clear pattern of dangerous driving.”
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October 4-5, 2022 | Portland, ME
This two day conference brings together engineering, education, law enforcement and EMS highway safety specialists from across the Northeast to focus on a common goal: the reduction of fatalities and injuries on our roadways.
October 12-13, 2022 | St. Cloud, MN
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