The following is a press release from Connecticut State Police.
Anticipating a higher-than-usual volume of traffic over the Labor Day Weekend, Connecticut State Police used unmarked and marked patrol vehicles, as well as additional manpower, to increase public safety on the highways and secondary roads.
For the purposes of reporting the statistics for this holiday weekend, the “weekend” began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, and ran through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2.
Compared to 2012, this year there were fewer accidents over the Labor Day weekend, although there were three fatalities compared to just one last year. There were also fewer arrests for DUI and speeding this year, although the number of arrests for other moving violations increased over 2012.
Total Labor Day Weekend Enforcement 2013
- 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
2012 Labor Day Weekend State Police Statistics
- 281 Accidents
- 59 with injury
- 1 fatal
- 59 DUI Arrests
- 251 Seatbelt tickets
- 2,151 Speeding tickets
- 3,929 Hazardous Movement Violations