Transportation Committee Hears Testimony on Vision Zero Traffic Safety Proposals

Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto, center. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

The West Hartford Town Council adopted the Vision Zero initiative at its Jan. 10 meeting, in the wake of a deadly eight-day stretch in December where there were five traffic-related fatalities in town.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

The legislature’s Transportation Committee heard testimony Monday on a package of traffic safety proposals including broader use of enforcement cameras in the wake of one of the deadliest years on record for Connecticut roadways.

The set of proposals come from an interagency panel called the Vision Zero Council, which is tasked with reducing traffic-related deaths. According to the group’s chair, Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto, the recommendations come at a critical time for Connecticut.

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