According to the National Census Bureau, 223 people were killed in Connecticut traffic accidents in 2009. Of those crashes, 103 were associated with distracted driving and speeding. In an effort to curb these numbers, NBC-Connecticut says that Connecticut law enforcement will be conducting a ticket blitz on Monday.
Connecticut State Police confirmed by saying that Troop K in Colchester, Connecticut, will be patrolling Route 2 with an aim to catch speeders. State roads in towns across the state would also be monitored to catch those committing infractions.
The operation will begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday and will continue throughout the day until 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. The area covered along Route 2 will be from exit 12 to exit 27.
Troopers from C Troop conducted a similar operation Friday. Officials with Connecticut State Police said that more than 180 citations and 33 warnings were issued within a 24-hour period.
The blitz comes on the heels of Police Union President Andrew Matthews saying that he feared troopers would be punished if they didn't write enough tickets. Col. Danny Stebbins, commanding officer for the state police, was quick to dismiss the allegations, saying troopers don't have a quota of tickets.
The Connecticut Auto Accident Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm suggests motorists stay safe by buckling up and always obeying the posted speed limit. Doing so can help keep you from getting a ticket and may save your life.