Troopers ready for Labor Day traffic enforcement


MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — With more drivers expected on the roads this Labor Day weekend, state police are asking drivers to be extra cautious and to take their time getting to where they want to go.

Troopers will be out on the roads looking for speeders, drunk drivers, and others not driving safely. Anyone who spots a drunk driver is being urged to call 911 right away.

AAA said this week it expects this weekend to be the busiest Labor Day weekend in six years.

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“As always, our Troopers will enhance safety of all roads and highways of Connecticut,” State Police Colonel Brian F. Meraviglia said in a statement. “We will be on alert for violators while we make every effort to protect all motorists
and their passengers.”

In 2013, 50 people were arrested for driving under the influence.

2013 Labor Day Weekend Statistics

1,513 speeding violations
237 seat belt violations
3,513 other violations (hazardous moving, cell phone usage, etc.)
50 arrests for driving under the influence

Motor vehicle accidents:
259 total accidents
44 with injury
3 fatalities

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