May 17, 2013
Both drinking and driving and a lack of seat belt use are major contributing factors to fatal Connecticut auto accident lawyers. In fact, data shows these two behaviors account for hundreds of lives being lost on the state’s roadways each year.
In order to combat the problem, officials with the Waterford Police Department have announced they will be conducting an enforcement campaign beginning this weekend and running through the end of Memorial Day weekend.
An article from The Waterford Patch explained that during that time period, there will be two to three extra officers placed on each patrol shift that have been given the specific assignment of targeting those who are suspected of being under the influence or who are not properly restrained by a seatbelt under a zero tolerance policy. Those who are caught drinking and driving will be placed under arrest, while those who are not wearing their seatbelt will be issued a citation.
It is important for parents and caretakers of children to remember that vehicle restraint laws also apply to children. State law requires that all children must be restrained in an approved child restraint system until the age of 6-years-old or the child is 60 pounds.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers applaud the efforts that are being made to keep the state’s highways safe. The firm is hopeful the campaign is a success in reducing fatal accidents!