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Gobble Up These Stats From Connecticut State Police

Results of the annual Thanksgiving weekend enforcement campaign.

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Results are in from Connecticut State Police traffic enforcement effort over the holiday weekend, and the numbers are down slightly from last year.

"Troopers patrolled all roads and highways across Connecticut and focused on drunk driving violations and targeted aggressive drivers," a release states. "Sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols were in place over the entire weekend."

The following stats cover the time period starting at midnight on Nov. 27 to midnight on Dec. 1:

  • Speeding: 1,134
  • Seatbelt: 170
  • Hazardous Moving: 2,548
  • DUI: 43
  • Accidents: 562    
  • Accidents with injury: 92      
  • Fatals: 1
  • Total Calls for Service: 10,426

In Comparison, 2012 Statistics

  • Speeding: 1,611
    • Seatbelt: 85
    • Hazardous moving: 2,745
    • DUI: 62 
    • Accidents: 410 
    • Accidents with injury: 59   
    • Fatals: 2

    State Police say they will continue the enforcement operation through the end of this upcoming holiday season.

    DISCUSS: Are people driving better this year, or are they just avoiding getting caught?

    CB December 03, 2013 at 07:59 AM
    What was the weather like in 2012, compared to this year, that would have an effect on the accident count. What is hazardous moving? Changing lanes without a signal, etc?
    CB December 03, 2013 at 09:27 AM
    I wonder if the process of texting while driving comes under the heading of Hazardous Moving. It should if it's not already.
    Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) December 03, 2013 at 10:04 AM
    According to CSP, hazardous moving is an umbrella category for things like cell phone violations, unsafe lane changes, etc. Good point about the weather year-over-year, CB, and its potential impact on these stats. Temps last year were around the low 40s, but I don't remember if there was any precipitation. Here's a pretty cool website where you can look up temperature history for specific dates, for free; there's a charge for more detailed reports that include wind and precipitation. http://weathersource.com/past-weather/weather-history-reports/free?gclid=CPnx1-6olLsCFSLxOgodsEwAkg

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