Connecticut police ask motorists to exercise safe driving this holiday weekend

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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association is asking drivers to be as safe as possible while they are on the roads for the Labor Day weekend.

“With the close of the summer and the Labor Day holiday weekend, many families traveled the highways of Connecticut going to and from family events, vacation getaways, and other places of interest. Over the holiday weekend all law enforcement agencies make great efforts to ensure the safety of our motoring public,” said CPCA President Chief Rick Hayes of the Putnam Police Department.

Patrols are being increased with more officers on the street and on the highways.

The State Police have already issued 2,724 speeding tickets and have responded to 653 accidents, one of them fatal, since August 27.

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