Trumbull ranks No. 9 in safest Connecticut cities for drivers

Trumbull has been named one of the safest Connecticut cities for driving.
Trumbull has been named one of the safest Connecticut cities for driving.

The open road can be a risky place.

Fortunately, for Trumbull drivers, the risk of distracted driving, speeding or any other unsafe driving practices has been limited and kept to a minimum, making the town one of the top 10 safest driving communities in Connecticut.

According to ConsumerAffairs, which created an interactive map that breaks down vehicle fatalities per capita to find the safest cities for drivers in the United States, Trumbull edged out every town in the county besides Fairfield, Stratford and Norwalk.

For each city, the website included the percentage of vehicle-related fatalities caused by driving under the influence, distracted driving, and speeding in 2014.

According to the rankings, West Hartford was No. 1 in the state, while Hartford, Hamden, Fairfield and Stratford rounded out the top 5.

Also ahead of Trumbull on the list was Enfield, Norwalk and Norwich with New Britain falling into the No. 10 spot.

2014 national data

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 6.1 million police-reported crashes in 2014 (the most current available data).

Here's a look at some of the data:

  • 32,675 people were killed and 2.3 million injured in motor vehicle crashes

  • 31% of fatalities were alcohol-related

  • 28% were caused by speeding

  • 10% of fatalities were caused by distracted driving