Connecticut State Police released the official stats of Memorial Day Weekend. By which, I mean, we now know if people happened to drive a little safer than last year. Turns out, it’s a toss up.
The Hour reports that the CSP issued a litany of tickets over the three-day holiday. However, that number doesn’t even come close to 2016’s.
So, here’s the breakdown:
- 2, 658 tickets issued in all on the roads this weekend.
- 719 of which for speeding
- 668 for seat belt violations
- The rest pertaining to traffic violations, distracted driving, and road rage
- 31 DUI arrests
- 302 total accidents on the road
- 48 with a reported injury
- 3 fatalities
The CSP says the the numbers improved from last year, though. So, there’s a small silver lining to these statistics.
In 2016, police issued nearly 6,000 tickets and responded to 447 crashes. Also, 72 crashes had recorded injuries while 2 turned out to be fatal.
Either way, Connecticut’s roads were a mess over the holiday weekend and that rain certainly didn’t help conditions. But, thankfully, it seems the state’s drivers happened to be a bit more conscientious on the roads this year.
Considering that a record amount of people traveled over Memorial Day Weekend, here’s hoping this trend continues.