NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Walking to school is probably something you or your children have done at one time or another, but it can be very dangerous.
In 2010, nearly 500 children were injured while walking along Connecticut streets.
Small sneakers cross big roads every weekday in every school district in the state.
In New Haven, 6-year-old Anthony Taylor of Waxler-Grant Community School recites the rules of the road.
"You look both ways or wait for your mom or dad," said Anthony.
He was with his mom, teachers, and other 1st and 2nd Graders from Wexler-Grant Community School, participating in Safe Kids Walk This Way.
"They get to see and experience it early in the life, so it's a good thing," said India Taylor, Anthony's mother.
Pedestrian safety is a certainly a big issue. Director of Safe Kids Connecticut, Karen Gallo, says kids are more likely to jaywalk if they see mom and dad do it.
Also, one holiday coming up can pose a real scare.
"Obviously, more kids are injured as pedestrians before and after school hours," said Gallo. "Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year as pedestrians."
Big tractor trailers were even set up to give kids an idea of what truckers can see on the road.
"We really want parents to become involved in pedestrian safety," said Gallo, "and teach their kids how to be safe."
"I say, 'you see the hand? That means stop' and when the little man comes on, it means walk," explained Graciella Perez, a Wexler-Grant parent. "I try to teach them so they learn."
Some good lessons like these can help prevent any cars and kids from colliding in the future.
A 22-year-old New Haven man is in critical condition after being shot in the head Thursday afternoon.
An old school in New London has become an eyesore, but now it's a money-making opportunity for the city.
UConn is expected to make it official in a news conference Thursday afternoon, but they have made a decision regarding who will be leading the football team next season.
The State Democratic Party has had to return a $10,000 contribution that appears to be illegal. It may be the first campaign contribution 'flare-up' of next year's race for governor.
Police say DNA evidence helped them crack a cold case investigation out of East Hampton.
Remembrance ceremonies are underway across the state and nation in honor of the victims at Sandy Hook.
An adult and a teen have been arrested in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed a Hebron teenager in August.
We have been telling you about a little boy, just 6-years-old, suspended from school for kissing a girl on the hand. We've been getting a lot of calls about that one.
As we brace for a winter storm this weekend, some Connecticut farmers are just recovering from the previous two bad winter seasons.
It was all a hoax, but the cost of last month's Yale gunman scare is no joke. We're talking thousands and guess who foots that hefty bill?