The National Road Safety Foundation and GHSA awarded grant funding to the Connecticut Highway Safety Office (CT HSO) to support the Watch for Me CT project by promoting safe youth mobility by training teen ambassadors to educate their peers at community-based events.
Bicycle helmets required for all riders under 16.
Helmets required for all riders under 18. Universal helmet law repealed 1976.
Choice of 4 or 6 years
65 and over: choice of 2- or 6-year renewal, mail renewal requires demonstration of hardship
Decriminalized and legal for medical and recreational use
Highly incentivized for all convictions
Under 2 yrs or under 30 lbs in rear-facing restraint system 2-4 yrs or 30-40 lbs in child restraint system 5-7 yrs or 40-60 lbs in child restraint or booster seat Booster seats only with a lap and shoulder belt
8-15 years and 60 lbs or over
16 / 4
11 p.m. - 5 a.m.
First 6 months: no passengers except parents or instructor Second 6 months: no passengers except parents, instructor or immediate family
Nighttime Driving: 18 Driving with Passengers: 17 years, 4 months
4 with driver's ed 6 without driver's ed
8 and over
Yes. Primary law.
Yes. Primary law.
Drivers under 18. Primary law.
All drivers. Primary law.
Permitted by state law
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is seeking experienced professionals to serve as Deputy Commissioner (“Deputy”). The Deputy will play a key role in managing, administering, and implementing all programs, projects, and operations of CTDOT.
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.
Five states — Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, and Nevada — are recent recipients of grants to fund innovative initiatives to enhance the identification and treatment of alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Responsibility.org recently awarded Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland and Nevada grants to enhance their ability to deter and detect alcohol- and drug-impaired impaired drivers.
With the funding from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Responsibility.org, the state will conduct a “green lab,” which involves giving volunteers a controlled dose of cannabis and in some cases a combination of alcohol and cannabis.
The Governors Highway Safety Association and Responsibility.org have awarded grants to five states to fund proven and innovative countermeasures to enhance the identification and treatment of alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers, making America’s streets and highways safer for everyone using them.
GHSA and Responsibility.org have awarded grants to five states to fund proven and innovative countermeasures to enhance the identification and treatment of alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers, making America’s streets and highways safer for everyone using them.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office (CTDOT HSO) was one of five State Highway Safety Offices to receive a grant from GHSA and ride-hailing company Uber to prevent impaired driving during the 2021 holiday season.
The Governors Highway Safety Association recently awarded $75,000 in grants to Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania’s State Highway Safety Offices to work with community-based groups to promote safe youth mobility options.