(photo) Sen. Hwang Applauds Signing of Wrong-Way Driving Prevention Bill

June 13, 2023

For Immediate Release

Sen. Hwang Applauds Signing of Bipartisan Wrong-Way Driving Prevention Bill

Sen. Tony Hwang, ranking Senator on the CT General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, today applauded the governor’s signing of wrong-way driving prevention  legislation, which he co-introduced.

The legislation will eventually install wrong-way detection systems at over 120 highway exit ramps that are deemed “high risk” by state transportation officials who have studied nearly 700 ramps statewide.

“These improvements of warning signage and electronic sensors on our roadways will hopefully prevent future senseless tragedies,” Sen. Hwang said. “Wrong-way collisions killed 23 people in 2022 in Connecticut in 13 different accidents. The state recorded only two wrong-way crashes in 2020 and four in 2021. This law will help to stop wrong-way drivers and save lives.”

The state of Connecticut has already begun installing wrong-way driving technology on several on-ramps of I-84, Route 2, I-95, I-395, Route 291, and I-391.

There are also plans to install the technology on I-91 in Windsor at the northbound HOV exit and Exit 42 northbound and southbound.

Anyone that witnesses a wrong-way driver should call 911 immediately with the location.

On the web: SenatorHwang.com.

*Sen. Hwang represents Bethel, Easton, Fairfield, Southport, Newtown and Sandy Hook.

Attached photo:  Sen. Tony Hwang joined Gov. Ned Lamont, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and law enforcement and transportation officials in Southington on Mar. 10 to announce the state’s wrong-way driving awareness campaign. Bipartisan wrong-way driving prevention legislation co-introduced by Sen. Hwang has been passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Lamont.