Route 1, Route 5 Are Deadliest for Pedestrians in Connecticut

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign has gone through statistics of fatalities on Connecticut’s roads between 2008 and 2010 and rates U.S. Route 1 in Westport and Route 5 in East Hartford as the most dangerous in the state. One hundred twenty one deaths have been reported on Connecticut streets over the three-year-span. Of those, seven were on Route 1 , or Boston Post Road (including 3 in Westport), and four have been on Route 5 (including 3 in East Hartford).

There have been more deaths on the roadways in New Haven County than any other county, according to the report.  In 2010, there were 13 pedestrian deaths in both Hartford and New Haven counties.  The analysis does not include highways and other roads where pedestrians are prohibited.  The mission of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign is to reduce dependency on cars in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.