The Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CTCDR) reports that the number of traffic deaths in Connecticut through December 22 in 2016 is the highest in the past four years.crash-logo

The CTCDR is a web tool designed to provide access to select crash information collected by state and local police. This data repository enables users to query, analyze and print/export the data for research and informational purposes. The CTCDR is comprised of crash data from two separate sources; the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).

The latest data reports a total of 301 traffic deaths in the state this year, compared with 273 through the same date in 2015; 245 in 2014 and 278 in 2013, all through December 22. It is the second consecutive annual increase in the number of traffic fatalities.

stats2The purpose of the CTCDR is to provide members of the traffic-safety community with timely, accurate, complete and uniform crash data. The CTCDR allows for complex queries of both datasets such as, by date, route, route class, collision type, injury severity, etc.

For further analysis, this data can be summarized by user-defined categories to help identify trends or patterns in the crash data. The site is maintained by the University of Connecticut.

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    3 Responses to Traffic Deaths at 4-Year High in Connecticut

    1. Duncan Bailey says:

      “The Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CTCDR) reports that the number of traffic deaths in Connecticut through December 22 in 2016 is the highest in the past four years.”

      This figure and news regarding traffic death rise in our state is very easy to understand. All friends and family who are motorists state their concerns about driving anywhere today, and the higher risks we all face, particularly when driving roads where trucks are present. I believe we must explore and implement the following in form or another:

      1. Eliminate trucks driving on limited access highways,(LAH) in any, but the right lane where there are only two lanes, and in the right and middle only, where there are three or more lanes.
      2. Subject ALL truck drivers entering or operating in CT to a rigorous driving test and fine all who drive beyond one stretch of over 7 hours without rest. Revoke a truck drivers driving privileges in CT, and fine the parent company of the drivers where they it has been established that they contributed in any significant way to the cause of any accident involving property damage and/or personal injury to others.
      3. Equip LAH with electronic monitoring for speed and fine all who are viewed traveling over the highest rated speed for that stretch of road.
      4. Carry #3 over onto state highways
      5. Train and equip all police monitoring traffic to respond to the new system.
      6. Establish a 3-Strike Rule that includes not just fines, but mandatory public service volunteer work needed in that person’s town, or the town where the violator committed the offense.
      7. Establish an unsafe driver hotline, using text/tweet/phone/email, that is supported by on-ramp/off-ramp road signs, and that encourages the driving public to report all unsafe drivers.
      8.Some of the worst “routinely bad” driving is right in our own communities and streets. Encourage people to report Good drivers, who perform motorist acts of kindness and offer up their safe vehicle use as a standard.

      Good and safe driving is the first responsibility of any motor vehicle operator that has been supplanted by offending drivers who bully others using our roads.

    2. Daniel Gernhard says:

      I JUST SEEN one of your highway LED sign posting 254 hwy deaths in 2017, boosting to bugle up ( click or ticket).I believe this sends the wrong message i.e.;deaths only by one’s not wearing seat belts. How about speed, phones etc.,you don’t publish root cause of these deadly accidents, only rely on misguided data.I believe more pertinent data is most important. Suggest you do more distactive driving check than seat belts. I sit at Starbucks and have performed my own surveys, and found 1 in 15 drivers passing buy are using a phone or similar instrument.

    3. Charles Crumpton says:

      If it is illegal to drive using a cell phone those reporting a bad driver while driving will breaking the law. Your traffic deaths each year have been 10X the tragedy at Sandy Hook. 1200 in the past 4 years but I do not hear about that. I guess traffic deaths are accepted as a way of life in the USA.

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