|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2007
Thanksgiving is by far one of the heaviest traveled holidays of all. Traditionally, Thanksgiving also is the start of the Christmas season. The Connecticut State Police anticipate that the heaviest traffic periods will be Wednesday afternoon and Sunday afternoon and evening. Motorists voluntarily changing their travel times and driving early in the morning or even during the overnight hours could lend a great hand in reducing traffic tie-ups and the probability of more crashes.
As State Police prepare for the large traffic volume a reminder to all motorists that additional State Troopers will be out on patrol. Troopers will patrol in both marked and unmarked patrol cars and also use our non-traditional patrol cars. The State Police Department will use aircraft, radar, and laser units to monitor and enforce speeds. Sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols will be utilized to add to the public safety and remove drunk drivers from our highways and roads in
The Connecticut State Police Department is urging all motorists to be sure all occupants are buckled up before you even start your car.
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If you see a suspected drunk driver, stay a safe distance away and immediately call 911, This is a true emergency.
Public Safety Commissioner John A. Danaher III said, “Your State Police will work very hard to keep all
Lt. J. Paul Vance