The State of Connecticut has added new and updated laws to the books this year.
One of particular importance is a new fine for following too closely that results in a motor vehicle crash.
The new fine is $245.00.
And if the crash happens in a construction zone the fine goes up to $395.00.
Greenwich Police said that in 2017 about 36% of all crashes in Connecticut were attributed to drivers following another vehicle too closely. Of these, almost one in 4 resulted in an injury.
“Given these numbers, it is now more important than ever to pay attention while driving and give a little more distance,” Greenwich Police warn. “Drive safely.”