While there may have been fewer people on the road over the Thanksgiving holiday, that did not stop the Connecticut State Police from doing some enforcement on our roads. These preventative measures are intended to limit the amount of New Haven auto accidents that occur during the holidays. After the long weekend, the state police report out traffic violations that they handed out to motorists throughout the state. Here are the violations by the numbers;
- Speeding – 211
- DUI arrests – 29
- Seatbelt tickets – 106
- Other violations reported – 775
- Accidents – 376
- Accidents with injury – 52
Even though traffic was lower during this particular holiday weekend, there were still sadly fatalities, in fact there were more fatalities this year then in previous years. Marked by two double fatal crashes in Clinton and Waterbury, this holiday weekend was a particularly deadly one.
State police stepped up patrols starting at midnight on Wednesday through midnight on Sunday. More enforcement has been shown to reduce the risk of New Haven auto accidents.
We hope you and your loved ones had a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend.