Police report 56 fewer car accidents in 2018

The sights and sounds of a car wreck — twisted metal, shattered glass, the sound of shrieking sirens — were seen and heard less often in Ridgefield in 2018 than the previous year. According to crash statistics published by the University of Connecticut, the town reported 453 motor vehicles accidents across its 168 miles of roads. The crash results also … read more

CT State Police report Labor Day weekend stats

Troopers continued to patrol the highways and roads in Connecticut over this 2018 Labor Day weekend.   During this enforcement operation troopers utilized both traditional and non-traditional State Police vehicles. The enforcement project started at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 31 and ran through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 3. Troopers focused on drunken driving violations, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers and speeding. … read more

AAA: Using Smartphones While Driving — Not Very Smart

When compared to a new car’s built-in infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are less distracting because the cloud-based software makes it easier to make calls and program navigation while driving. https://vimeo.com/aaapublicaffairs/review/276252783/aec6cc5c94 But that doesn’t mean using Smartphone-based technology while driving is very smart, says the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In its latest research on distracted driving, … read more

AAA: Summer crashes involving teen drivers kill 10 people daily

Buckle your seat belts: the 100 “Deadliest Days” is underway. This is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when motorists are more likely to be injured or killed in fatal crashes involving a teen driver. More than 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers in 2016, reports the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a 14% increase … read more

Cell phone stop leads to cocaine, pot bust

A Stamford man was arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to sell at the Ridgefield Police Department around 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Ridgefield police said William Garcia-Perez, 35, was pulled over for texting while driving on Farmingville Road. “Due to the circumstances at the scene,” a police report said, the officers called for the department K-9 officer, Loki. … read more

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