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Tragic Connecticut accidents prompt flurry of tickets

In Connecticut, two crosses embedded along Route 44 honor the memory of two young men, 17 and 18 years old, who lost their lives in a tragic car accident last September. According to police, driving at high speed contributed to the accident. Sadly, those crosses are not the only memorials positioned along Connecticut roads. The simple tributes stand as silent testaments, reminding all, particularly the Connecticut police, that negligent driving can result in serious injury and sometimes fatality.

These tragic accidents prompted Connecticut State Police to engage in a series of "ticket blitzes" recently. The police shift that issues the most tickets in a certain area during a specific period of time wins a pizza. The ticket sprees were fiercely contested because they resemble efforts to fill a quota, which are illegal under a Connecticut statute. However, an investigation into the blitzes revealed no wrongdoing, and they will continue.

Many from the Connecticut community state that police are now everywhere and they are stopping people every chance they get. Higher police presence, combined with the serious threat of being issued a ticket, will certainly have an effect on Connecticut drivers. There is little doubt the police effort is creating more careful driving in the community.

Tragically, speeding and otherwise negligent driving often causes serious and even fatal injuries. But an injury victim may be entitled to compensation for physical harm, inability to work and other life-altering injuries. In cases where even this increased police presence fails to prevent an accident, an experienced personal injury advocate will ensure an injured party obtains adequate compensation.

Source: News8, "Troopers continue ticket blitzing," Jaime Muro, April 5, 2012

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