CT State Police Release Holiday Traffic Enforcement Statistics
The Connecticut State Police have released their traffic enforcement statistics from the Thanksgiving weekend, and it looks as if drivers in CT were better-behaved than last year, for the most part.
There were more accidents this year than last year, but speeding, seatbelt violations, hazardous driving and DUI's were all down from 2017.
The increased patrols began at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, and concluded at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 25. Troopers patrolled the roads and highways across Connecticut focusing on driving under the influence violations and aggressive drivers.
SPEEDING violations: 573 (down from 719 in 2017)
SEATBELT violations: 291 (668 in 2017)
OTHER HAZARDOUS violations: 1965 (2658 in 2017)
(to include unsafe lane change, following too closely, cell phone usage, texting, failure to signal, etc.)
DUI arrests: 25 (31 in 2017)
ACCIDENTS investigated: 573 (Up from 302 in 2017)
ACCIDENTS with injury: 60 (Up from 48 in 2017)
FATALITY: 2 (11/22 North Haven and 11/25 Bridgeport)