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A researcher weighs in on 'preventable' wrong-way crashes

Hartford, Connecticut, December 6, 2019. Highway traffic flows along 1-91 South in Hartford.
Ryan Caron King
Highway traffic flows along 1-91 South in Hartford on Dec. 6, 2019.

This past weekend, state police confirmed there were three wrong-way drivers -- that they know of -- on state highways.

Two subsequent crashes killed six people.

Eric Jackson, director of the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center, joined “All Things Considered” with advice on how to give yourself the best chance of avoiding wrong-way drivers.

Jackson also talked about plans he says the state Department of Transportation and his group have to supplement the “wrong way” and “do not enter” signs found at some of the most frequent wrong-way entry points to Connecticut freeways.

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. He's proud to be a part of the team that won a regional Emmy Award for The Vote: A Connecticut Conversation. In his 21st year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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