A record smashing 40 million people will take on the roads this Memorial Day. However, State Police say you need to be extra careful this year.

CT Post reports that highway fatalities are up. So far, 108 people have lost their life on the roads this year. It’s a number that State Police want residents to keep in mind over the holiday.

So, that’s why you suddenly started seeing sobering billboards all over the place. Currently, they read “102 TRAFFIC DEATHS IN CT THIS YEAR.”

But, last weekend happened to be one of the deadliest so far in terms of fatal accidents. Three teenagers lost their lives on Saturday while three motorcyclists died in Bristol, Chester, and Washington.

Therefore, the amount of lives lost on the roads this year amounts to 108.

So, while Memorial Day may be the only three-day weekend all summer long, police want you to be careful.    Drive with a seat belt, first and foremost. Secondly, don’t drink and drive. Lastly, don’t drive distracted.

With 40 million people driving 50 miles or more this weekend, you’ll be dealing with busier roads than normal.  So be careful and drive smart.  The State Police thank you.

They’ll be out in full force this weekend, too.

 

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