Sen. Hwang shares message about dangers of impaired driving: “Preventable tragedies.”

December 16, 2023

For Immediate Release

Sen. Tony Hwang, Ranking Senator on the Transportation Committee, joined state transportation officials on Dec. 15 in sharing the message about the dangers of impaired driving. Motorists will see increased law enforcement presence on Connecticut roadways from now until Jan. 1 to take impaired drivers off the roads.

“We want to prevent tragedies,” Sen. Hwang stated, underscoring the importance of common sense and respect for road rules. “Earlier this year, I had a chance to talk to a parent from MADD who lost a child 25 years ago. It was as if they had lost him yesterday. People who have lost loved ones in a preventable tragedy, such as our traffic deaths, are still living it many years later. Work still needs to be done to prevent traffic deaths, but at the State Capitol this year, we passed the ‘Vision Zero’ safety law and wrong-way driving prevention legislation.  We need to keep moving the needle by addressing impaired driving and distracted driving as well as speeding. We can pass all the laws we want, but ultimately, it’s called common sense and a respect for yourself and others on the road to protect and ensure safety.”