MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut State Police mentioned they’re making ready to pay additional consideration to the roads for the upcoming Thanksgiving vacation stretch.
State police mentioned that beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at midnight and working by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, they are going to have further troopers patrolling the roads.
Their focus will probably be aggressive drivers, unsafe drivers, and drunk drivers.
With COVID restrictions lifted or eased, state police mentioned they anticipate extra vacationers on the roads through the lengthy vacation weekend.
WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WFSB) – Thanksgiving Day is per week from Thursday, which suggests the vacation journey rush is quick approaching.
AAA mentioned 87 p.c of New Englanders are anticipated to get to their locations by automobile.
“As at all times, we rely on all drivers to recollect and obey visitors legal guidelines. Please be our additional set of eyes on the highways and name 911 if you happen to spot an emergency,” mentioned Colonel Stavros Mellekas, commanding officer of the Connecticut State Police. “Throughout this very busy lengthy vacation weekend, please take the time to reach at your vacation spot safely. Examine visitors and climate reviews earlier than you allow house and be affected person because the roads will probably be crammed with different drivers.”
Patrol troopers will use conventional and non-traditional patrol automobiles to watch visitors and problem tickets to reckless and distracted drivers.
In 2020, state police mentioned they obtained 7,181 requires service, pulled over 211 drivers for dashing, cited 775 drivers for security hazards and made 29 DUI arrests. They investigated 376 crashes, 7 lethal and 52 with accidents.
In 2019, state police mentioned they obtained 7,205 requires service, pulled over 385 drivers for dashing, cited 1,257 drivers for security hazards and made 52 DUI arrests. They investigated 593 crashes, 2 lethal and 61 with accidents.
Troopers mentioned they’re going to even have an additional presence at Bradley Worldwide Airport in Windsor Locks.
AAA reported that it anticipated airport journey to return to pre-pandemic ranges.
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