Connecticut State Police cited 482 drivers for speeding and 189 for seat-belt violations during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend between midnight Wednesday and mid-day Friday.
State police also made 22 arrests for driving under the influence and investigated 228 accidents, 23 with injuries in that time period. There have been no fatalities on Connecticut’s state roads so far since midnight Wednesday.
There have also been 1,020 moving-violation citations (unsafe lane changes, following too close, cell phone use, failure to signal, etc.) issued.
State police have responded to 4,521 calls for service. The enforcement action continues until midnight Sunday.
Last year during the entire Thanksgiving Day weekend, state police issued 2,255 tickets for speeding, 151 for seat-belt violations, 3,411 for moving violations and arrested 80 drivers for DUI. There were 391 accidents, including 57 with injuries and one that was fatal.