This article was published on: 12/28/18 6:54 PM by Mike Minarsky

(MIDDLETOWN, CT – December 28, 2018) –Connecticut State Troopers remind motorists that planning and responsible driving will lead to safer road trips for those driving over the New Year’s holiday.

State Police ask motorists to follow all motor vehicle laws, as their behavior on the roads is essential to keeping potential hazards at a distance while tens of thousands of drivers take to Connecticut roads. Troopers ask that motor vehicle operators put traffic laws into practice to prevent accidents and save lives, so they remind all drivers to:

  • Drive the speed limit.
  • Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
  • Ensure that all passengers are wearing seatbelts.
  • Signal when turning, changing lanes or taking an exit.
  • Refrain from texting or using your phone.
  • Never consume alcoholic beverages or drugs, including those legally prescribed, before you get behind the wheel.
  • Immediately reduce speed to a reasonable level below the posted speed limit or move over one lane (whenever safe to do so) whenever law enforcement, fire trucks, ambulances or tow trucks are occupying a lane. Please give them room to do their job efficiently and safely.

Drivers are also reminded to plan their trips with care:

  • Fill the gas tank prior to your journey.
  • Check windshield wipers, windshield wiper fluid and tire pressure.


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