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Distracted driving rampant but likely underreported

Motorists peering at cellphone screens instead of the road ahead are a common sight on the roads of Connecticut, and lawmakers and road safety advocacy groups around the country are becoming increasingly concerned about the popularity of smartphone...

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Pedestrians Are Always At Risk

Whether crossing at a crosswalk, jogging along the street or walking past a parking lot entrance, pedestrians are always at risk for serious injury. Pedestrians lack even minimal protection and, if struck by a vehicle, will likely suffer catastrophic...

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Drivers: Don’t Eat While Behind The Wheel!

With so much time spent in cars, drivers fight to remain productive during what they consider down time. Whether it is commuting to or from work, completing errands during lunch, or coming home after a long night out, drivers are likely to decide that...

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Sharing the road with large trucks

Connecticut motorists might not enjoy sharing the road with a large truck. As a general rule, these vehicles take up more space on the road and have a harder time turning and stopping. This means that passenger car drivers may need to give them more...

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The importance of avoiding distractions while driving

Many people are injured in Connecticut accidents that are caused by distracted driving. This type of negligent driving behavior endangers drivers, passengers and occupants of other vehicles. People should avoid driving while they are distracted to...

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Occupants of small vehicles have greater risk of injury

Connecticut consumers who are attracted to smaller cars should consider that compact vehicles fare poorly in most crashes. Even if their crash ratings appear to be good, those figures might not be based on scenarios with larger and heavier...

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Charges of selling or dealing drugs

While all drug crimes are treated harshly under Connecticut law, those involving sales or distribution may carry some of the longest sentences other than those involving drug trafficking. Drug dealing or sales are more limited in scope than are crimes...

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Car accidents often take place in familiar residential areas

Drivers in Connecticut and around the country are generally more vigilant when traffic is moving quickly. However, car accident studies reveal that many serious crashes occur on sparsely traveled roads and residential neighborhoods. Familiar or quiet...

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Driving in the fall

Some motorists from Connecticut may wish to learn more about how they can keep themselves a little safer in fall weather conditions. The beauties of fall can often hide some unpleasant dangers that may require a bit more concentration than some might...

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2 people face drug charges following traffic stop

In Connecticut, a 23-year-old man and 26-year-old woman are facing drug-related charges following a motor vehicle stop on September 1. News sources indicate that the incident took place in Plainfield in the vicinity of Gallup Road and Norwich Road...

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A case against wheel spikes

Wheel spikes are getting the attention of trucking companies as well as some governments. Many trucking companies are banning them because some other motorists view them as a sign of an aggressive truck driver. The companies want to promote images of...

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How technology is helping to prevent car accidents

Connecticut residents are likely aware that collision avoidance systems are becoming more common in everyday life. A new report suggests that they are preventing injuries and saving a significant number of lives. These systems were found to...

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1 dead, 2 injured in car chase accident

A car accident that occurred in Connecticut on Aug. 10 left one person dead and two others with serious injuries. According to reports, the crash took place on Railroad Avenue in Bridgeport as a driver was attempting to flee from the...

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Police officer injured in Connecticut SUV crash

A Bloomfield police officer was injured in a two-car accident on the morning of Aug. 10. The accident occurred on Tunxis Avenue, which is also called Route 189. According to authorities, a police SUV collided with a Toyota Highlander SUV, causing the...

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Some causes of Connecticut truck accidents

Each year, there are 475,000 large trucks that are involved in accidents across the country according to data from the Department of Labor. These accidents cause more than 5,000 deaths and more than 140,000 injures annually. The majority of these...

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Hurdles still left for driverless cars to overcome

A handful of large car and technology companies are either developing their own self-driving technology or acquiring companies that are involved with it. However, this doesn’t mean that driverless cars will be on Connecticut roadways anytime...

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Trucking industry will keep existing sleep apnea rule

Truck drivers in Connecticut and throughout the country will not be subject to new criteria and testing regarding sleep apnea after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it would no longer be pursuing a proposed rule. In March...

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Preventing drivers from falling asleep

Connecticut motorists may not know that drowsy driving causes an estimated 6,000 fatal accidents around the country on an annual basis. Even so, many individuals who do not get enough sleep take to the roadways, putting everyone at risk. While there...

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As economy strengthens, car crash fatalities rise

The roads in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. may be getting deadlier, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The cause is believed to be due to the fact that a stronger economy has encouraged more people to...

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Higher speeds mean more fatalities

Beginning in 1973, the U.S. Congress required that all states adopt a maximum speed limit of 55 mph or forfeit federal highway funds. Most of the states began to increase limits when Congress relaxed the rules and later eliminated the federal 55 mph...

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Truck inspection spree finds over 1,100 brake violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance periodically conducts brake inspections of commercial vehicles in Connecticut and across the country in Canada. While many of them are publicized, others are unannounced. Over the course of one day in May, the...

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THC measurement may result in breathalyzer for marijuana

Drivers in Connecticut and the rest of the nation are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. However, law enforcement officials require a device that can produce reliable results when testing for marijuana...

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Advocates seeking more road testing for driverless cars

Congress has been asked to consider the way driverless cars are regulated in Connecticut and the whole of the United States. Advocates are urging more road testing for autonomous vehicles as well as a law that would not allow states to vary their...

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Tesla Model S fails IIHS crash test

Connecticut residents who are deciding whether or not to reserve or purchase a Tesla electric vehicle may be interested to learn that the Model S failed the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front test. Three other vehicles...

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Road rage is a significant problem

Many Connecticut drivers may be among an overwhelming majority of respondents who reported serious road rage, aggression or anger in the past year in a 2016 survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study also found that 90...

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Steps to take after a motor vehicle accident

Connecticut motorists may wonder what to do if they are in a car accident. If an accident is not their fault, there are a few extra steps that should be taken for protection. The first thing to do is remain calm. An injured person should get medical...

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Drug possession in Connecticut carries varying penalties

People facing drug charges in Connecticut may be dealing with a array of possible charges and potential penalties. These penalties for personal drug possession can depend on a number of issues, including the type of drug, the amount possessed, where...

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FMCSA implements new commercial driver’s license rules

The trucking industry in Connecticut and around the country is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. New commercial driver’s license requirements were scheduled to go into effect in early 2017, but regulatory reviews...

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Connecticut State Police arrest 2 men with heroin

State police arrested two out-of-state men after a traffic stop in Tolland uncovered in excess 400 bags of heroin. According to the police report, a state police patrol on Interstate 84 noticed an eastbound Hyundai sedan tailgating. After noting that...

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Intense 72 hours of inspections promote truck safety

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance organizes a nationwide 72-hour inspection spree to check the status of trucks and buses. Truckers from Connecticut can expect inspectors to focus on load securement in 2017. Level I inspections from...

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Tiger Woods charged with a DUI

Connecticut golf fans might have heard that Tiger Woods has been charged with a DUI in Florida. The incident occurred on May 29 around 3 a.m. in Palm Beach County near the star’s home. Officers with the Jupiter Police Department stopped Woods...

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Study examines children and auto accidents

Researchers are constantly sifting through the data of fatal car accidents. Drivers in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. should pay attention to these statistics, particularly when it involves children under the age of 15. The numbers show that...

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Deadly Summer Months For Teen Drivers

It’s here. Longer days. Warm weather. Vacations. No school. Summer. As we rapidly enter and progress through the summer months, it is wise to recognize the dangers that teen drivers – and those who share the roads with them – face...

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Truck drivers and sleep apnea

Truck drivers in Connecticut should expect to encounter more regulations regarding sleep apnea. This is due to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to not review a case in which a driver alleged that a truck carrier violated the Americans...

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Truck underride guards could save lives in Connecticut

Collisions with a tractor-trailer or elevated straight truck can send small vehicles under the larger truck and shear off the top half of the vehicle. Since the point of impact is much higher, this can injure and kill passengers without activating...

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Motorcycle accidents often linked to speeding and impairment

Figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that motorcyclists around the country were 29 times more likely to lose their lives in accidents than passenger vehicle occupants, and more than 4,500 riders were killed in motor...

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Autonomous trucks and hours of service reform

During a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration session at the annual workshop held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in April, manned control for tractor-trailers was the main topic of discussion. Connecticut residents should also know...

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New technology may identify texting drivers

The phone habits of Connecticut drivers involved in accidents may be scrutinized more closely if a new technology that scans phones after an accident is approved for use by law enforcement. Called the textalyzer because it is based on the...

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PTSD caused from auto accidents may merit personal injury claims

Following a serious car accident in Connecticut, injured victims have the right to file personal injury claims to pursue damages related to the crash. However, while many auto accident-related injuries are obvious, others, like post-traumatic stress...

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Seeking compensation for injuries in tailgating crashes

In the event of a car accident, those who suffer injuries might question who is at fault. With Connecticut crashes that involve drivers following the vehicles ahead of them too closely, they are usually the liable parties. Those in the car ahead...

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The rise in fatal crashes involving large trucks

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 4,050 large commercial trucks involved in motor vehicle accidents in 2015. Some of them occurred in Connecticut. This number represents an 8 percent increase from 2014. The...

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Facts about distracted driving

Connecticut residents may or may not be surprised to learn that the worst-behaved drivers on U.S. roadways are young millennials. Data released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that nearly 90 percent of millennial drivers engage in...

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Determining liability when failing to brake

Failing to brake properly can result in accidents that cause significant injuries and damage. Connecticut motorists may benefit from learning who can be considered liable for these types of rear-end collisions. Negligent behavior, such as distracted...

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Will Connecticut crackdown on distracted driving?

Distracted driving can take many forms. In some cases, a driver is distracted due to the use of a smartphone, in others it is the arguing of children in the backseat. Whatever takes a driver’s attention away from the road can be considered a...

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Cargo will be focus of CVSA inspection blitz

Commercial truck drivers in Connecticut may be subject to inspection June 6-8. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual inspection blitz during these days. For the event this year, the inspection will focus on cargo...

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Autonomous cars may change and complicate claims

Many companies are developing prototypes for driverless cars. The technology is currently in its beginning stages, with some cars having partial autonomy but still requiring an alert driver at the wheel. If cars become fully autonomous, claims could...

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Challenges associated with driverless trucks

Connecticut truck drivers spend enormous amounts of time on the road. This keeps them away from their families, and it also creates a potential risk of driving while fatigued. The co-founder of Starsky Robotics believes that autonomous commercial...

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Rise in deadly car accidents in Connecticut

According to new estimates from the National Safety Council, fatal accidents have increased to levels above those in 2007. Lower gas prices and a stronger economy may be partially responsible for the surge. Fatalities hit 40,200 in 2016, which...

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AAA survey on hazardous driving habits, beliefs

On Feb. 15, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a report that found drivers who were aged 19 to 24 were the most likely to engage in dangerous behaviors while they were driving. These actions included speeding, running red lights and...

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Study links truck drivers’ health status and crash risk

Connecticut residents who are the victims of a truck accident often face serious injuries, some of which can cause temporary or permanent impairment. While many of these types of collisions are caused by truck drivers who were speeding, impaired by...

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2016 a “staggering” year for pedestrian car accident fatalities in CT

Drivers are supposed to operate their vehicles safely. They are supposed to watch out for kids riding their bikes, people crossing the roads at intersections and riders leaving the bus. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Whether distracted...

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FMCSA delays implementation of driver training rule

The implementation of a regulation that deals with how commercial vehicle operators in Connecticut and around the country are trained has been delayed for at least 60 days according to a statement released on Feb. 1 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

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Apple sued for not releasing texting safety feature

A study published by the U.S. Department of Transportation suggests that as many as 1.5 million drivers throughout Connecticut and the rest of the U.S. could be texting and driving at any given moment. The NHTSA has concluded that texting while behind...

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Connecticut man receives 18-month sentence for drunk driving

A 32-year old Connecticut man will spend 18 months in prison after entering Alford pleas to charges of assault with a motor vehicle and driving under the influence. Alford pleas are entered by defendants who maintain innocence but admit that the...

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Proving liability in a Connecticut truck accident

Each year, a number of people are seriously injured or killed in Connecticut accidents involving commercial trucks or other commercial vehicles. If your or your loved one has suffered a serious injury in such a collision, you may find that the...

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Reducing alcohol-related crashes in Connecticut

A study from the Johns Hopkins Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research indicates that breathalyzer lock laws have prevented approximately 1,250 fatal accidents involving a drunk driver. Breathalyzer locks, sometimes referred to as...

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NHTSA suggests disabling phone features

Phase 2 of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Driver Distraction Guidelines have been released, and they include a call for phone manufacturers to limit the features that passenger and commercial vehicle drivers can use while...

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Trump pledge to purge regulations worries road safety groups

During the 2016 presidential election campaign, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to clear the path for American companies by slashing red tape and regulations. While this pledge has been warmly received by the country’s business communities,...

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Snapchat speed filter could encourage reckless driving

Authorities are concerned that the Snapchat speed filter is encouraging dangerous driving in Connecticut and across the United States. The filter for the popular smartphone app has been linked to more than one serious car crash, according to media...

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Unsafe driving behaviors were the focus of safety week

Unsafe driving behaviors like speeding lead to many of the fatal car accidents that occur in Connecticut each year. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance tries to prevent these types of fatalities by conducting an annual week-long safety campaign...

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Three tips for victims of hit-and-run accidents in Connecticut

Car crashes are stressful. It doesn’t matter if the accident is a minor fender bender or a major collision; either process is likely to raise your stress levels. This is true especially when the party responsible for the accident leaves the...

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Less sleep may lead to more crashes, study suggests

Research suggests that getting behind the wheel without first getting a requisite amount of sleep could have deadly consequences for motorists in Connecticut and around the country. According to one study, accident rates for drivers who get a mere...

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Autonomous trucks on the horizon

Connecticut truck drivers could soon be a part of an industry in which autonomous trucks will have a significant role, according to a report by the American Transportation Research Institute. An updated infrastructure, better safety and efficiency,...

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Do seat belts really save lives?

We’ve all heard the story of the person who died because they were trapped inside their vehicle by their seat belt. Since the seat belt wouldn’t disengage, the occupant could not get out of the car – ultimately leading to his or her...

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Facts about Thanksgiving and car crashes

According to researchers, Connecticut residents might be safer staying home on Thanksgiving. While November marks the beginning of the cold weather and flu season in most places throughout the U.S., Thanksgiving is also the country’s deadliest...

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Unsafe brakes on commercial vehicles compromises highway safety

While driver error is often thought to be the main cause of motor vehicle accidents, it is also true that unsafe vehicles can be a significant contributing factor. For that reason, states require regular vehicle inspections to ensure compliance with...

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Electronic devices required to log trucker hours on the road

Connecticut motorists have likely driven past the aftermath of a traffic accident involving a commercial truck. Many of these collisions are caused by truck drivers who are drowsy after spending too many hours behind the wheel. The federal government...

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Aggressive driving can cause fatal accidents

Aggressive drivers are a persistent and dangerous problem for law enforcement agencies, and researchers with the American Automobile Association concluded in 2009 that this type of behavior was a factor in more than half of the fatal accidents that...

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Two things to know about uninsured motorist coverage in Connecticut

Getting into a car accident is a frightening experience. Even a relatively minor fender bender can be frustrating. Those involved in these accidents may try to ease their frustrations with the comfort that the other driver is supposed to have...

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Violations place trucks and drivers out of service

The numbers are in following the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual 72-hour International Roadcheck campaign that was conducted in June 2016. Motorists in Connecticut and around the country may be interested in knowing that 9,080 trucks...

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Reducing commercial truck underride accidents

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration hopes to decrease commercial truck underride crash-related fatalities on roadways in Connecticut and across the country by considering new safety proposals requiring truck companies to install...

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Agency plans to eliminate traffic deaths within 30 years

If the U.S. Department of Transportation gets its wish, drivers in Connecticut and throughout the country won’t have to worry about traffic fatalities in the future. On Oct. 5, DOT officials announced that they want to completely eliminate all...

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Man charged with DUI after fatal Connecticut crash

A 64-year-old Connecticut truck driver was killed on Sept. 28 after his tanker truck was hit by a 35-year-old man who was allegedly driving under the influence on I-95 near Westport. The accident happened shortly before 7 p.m. The 35-year-old, who was...

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Driver kills pedestrian after veering off roadway

Connecticut State Police began an investigation into a fatal vehicle-pedestrian accident that took place in New Hartford on Sept. 16. A car traveling along Main Street hit two people who were on the sidewalk, killing one of the pedestrians and sending...

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How automotive technology could help aging motorists

While some Connecticut motorists may embrace automotive advances such as self-driving vehicles, others may question the reliability of these technologies. Some of the early solutions engineered in modern automobiles include Bluetooth connectivity,...

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Summer Teen Driver Warnings Are Still Important In The Fall

A recent column in the Hartford Courant highlighted the danger that many teen drivers face on the road. Statistics compiled from the University of Connecticut Crash Data Repository showed that more accident injuries were reported from teen...

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How to drive safely around motorcycles

With all the beautiful roadways in Connecticut, motorcycle riding can be quite enjoyable. However, motorcyclists have to be especially vigilant when traveling with other vehicles. At the same time, automobile drivers have a responsibility to be on the...

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Traffic fatalities increased in 2015

Connecticut motorists may have read sobering data from the National Highway Traffic Administration regarding the amount of traffic deaths during 2015. According to the report, there were at least 35,000 traffic deaths during that year, which was a...

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Proposed truck speed limit regulations are a cause for debate

A joint proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may forcibly limit the speed of trucks and other large vehicles. The proposal’s aim is to reduce the number of traffic...

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Documents to gather following a car accident

When Connecticut residents become involved in a car accident, they may need legal representation especially if they suffered serious injuries and property damage. There are certain documents that they can show their attorney to make the process...

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More than 83 million drowsy drivers on U.S. roads every day

An August 2016 report from the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that Connecticut motorists may want to consider adding drowsy or fatigued motorists to their list of highway perils. According to the GHSA, there are more than 83 million...

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CVSA to crack down on reckless driving

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study found that driver behavior is the primary cause of most accidents involving large trucks These types of accidents in Connecticut and around the country are caused by some sort of driver error 88...

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Why Do I Need A Lawyer After An Accident?

A motor vehicle accident can be traumatizing. You’re worried about the severity of your injuries. You’re worried about getting your car fixed and getting back to work. You’re worried about avoiding financial devastation through the...

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Woman killed in Connecticut car crash

A 24-year-old woman was killed in a car crash that took place at 5:27 p.m. in Bridgeport on July 17. The woman was driving southbound on Interstate 95 when her car was hit on the left passenger side by a Mitsubishi being driven by a 26-year-old woman....

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Common soft tissue injuries from car wrecks

With all the car wrecks that occur daily in Connecticut and across the nation, a large number of drivers and passengers are severely injured. Some of the injuries these victims suffer are known as soft tissue injuries. These types of injuries affect a...

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Fall in road fatalities in the U.S. lower than in other countries

While the roads in Connecticut and other U.S. states may not be as dangerous as they were a decade ago, improvements in road safety have been far more pronounced in other developed nations according to a July 6 report from the Centers for Disease...

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Truck collision avoidance technology unveiled

Connecticut drivers may be interested to learn that two truck component suppliers unveiled rear-end collision avoidance technology that may prevent more trucks from becoming involved in rear-end collisions. The technology, called the Evasive Maneuver...

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Comparative negligence and Connecticut law

A person who is injured in a traffic accident in Connecticut may share some of the blame for what happened. Many states, including Connecticut, recognize that many accidents involve at least partial liability on the part of both involved drivers. Each...

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Man dies in Connecticut crash

A 31-year-old Connecticut man was killed in an accident on June 18 after his 1999 Honda Civic was hit by a 2006 Chrysler 300c around 5 a.m. His car was sheared in half in the crash. The 62-year-old driver of the other vehicle continued up the street...

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Carmakers are using black boxes to investigate crashes

When a multi-car accident takes place in Connecticut, it can sometimes be difficult for investigators to determine who was at fault. Some drivers might lie about what happened in a crash to avoid criminal charges or civil liability while others may...

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The increased dangers of teen driving in the summer

Connecticut residents may not be surprised to learn that teenage drivers are involved in more car accidents during the summer while they are out of school. The period from around Memorial Day until August when school is back in session is particularly...

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Calvin Harris sustains minor injuries in car accident

Connecticut residents may be interested to learn that Calvin Harris was injured in a car accident May 20. The 32-year-old celebrity disc jockey was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle that was struck by a Volkswagen Bug driven by a...

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Self-driving tech aims to improve trucking safety and speed

If the technology startup Otto succeeds in its venture, motorists in Connecticut could soon be sharing the highways with self-driving semi-trucks. The company has developed kits that transform regular trucks into self-driving vehicles. Potential...

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Defensive riding techniques boost safety for motorcyclists

Motorcyclists on Connecticut roadways can employ some strategies to reduce their chances of being in an accident. These methods, known collectively as defensive riding, allow riders to proactively watch out for dangerous situations and avoid them...

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Only 2 accidents involving driverless cars in April

Connecticut is one of several states considering the changes to rules and legislation required in order to allow driverless cars on the road. One of the foundations of this movement has been the remarkably clear self-reporting provided by...

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Reduction in fatal crashes involving large trucks

According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fatal crashes involving large trucks were down in 2014 from the previous year, but the number of accidents involving injuries increased. The administration looked at data related...

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Both drivers killed in head-on crash

On April 27, a head-on collision in Connecticut resulted in the deaths of both drivers. The fatal car accident happened in Waterbury when the two cars collided at a curve along Thomaston Avenue near the border of Thomaston. The Waterbury deputy police...

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Trucking regulations again postponed

Connecticut truckers may not be surprised to learn about the postponement of two important regulations by the Department of Transportation. One seeks to mandate speed limiters on heavy trucks. The other, known as the Commercial Driver’s License...

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Motorcyclist hurt in Connecticut crash

A Connecticut man was seriously injured when his motorcycle struck a pickup truck in New Britain on March 26. The accident happened at around 4:18 p.m. According to authorities, the 28-year-old victim was riding his motorcycle westbound on West Main...

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FMCSA orders shutdown of truck driver for DUI

A truck driver who has been convicted of DUI in several states including Connecticut has been issued a shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association. The man was convicted in Connecticut twice in 2012, on Nov. 2 and again on Dec. 12,...

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Connecticut truck car accident blamed on fog

Police in Connecticut say that fog may have contributed to a car and truck accident in the early hours of March 17 that left a Torrington man critically injured. The accident occurred at the intersection of Winsted Road and Kennedy Drive in Torrington...

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Cars to have automatic braking by 2022

Connecticut drivers will be on safer roads in the years ahead thanks to an agreement among major automakers to make automatic braking systems standard equipment in nearly 100 percent of light vehicles by 2022. The systems brake when the driver reacts...

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Driver extricated from car in Connecticut accident

According to law enforcement authorities with the Hamden Police Department, a driver had to be extricated from a vehicle following a car accident. The accident reportedly occurred on March 14 around 8:30 a.m. Reports state that the driver of the...

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Self-driving cars are safe but not without faults

Self-driving cars may be coming to Connecticut very soon. However, before they are ready for a national rollout, they must first pass stringent safety tests and prove that they are ready to be on the road. Google’s autonomous vehicles have...

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State senator won’t be charged in wrong-way collision

Connecticut state senator Andrew Maynard was injured in a two-car accident on Jan. 14. Investigators say that the 53-year-old senator was traveling in the wrong direction on Route 32 in Waterford when the accident occurred. After colliding with an...

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NHTSA takes action after highway death increase

Motorists in Connecticut may be pleased to learn that in February 2016, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration stated its intention to fight factors that contributed to highway fatalities with increased vigor. According to reports,...

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New study reveals increase in highway fatalities for 2015

Following years of steadily decreasing traffic-related deaths in Connecticut and across the country, the numbers were up by nearly 10 percent during the first nine months of 2015, according to a report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

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NHTSA says computer can be driver in self-driving car

Connecticut drivers will still have to wait some time before they see driverless cars on the roads, but based on a letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Google, at least of the obstacles will be removed. The NHTSA has said...

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1 dead, 1 arrested in Connecticut car accident

A man is dead and a woman has been arrested following a serious car crash in Bristol, according to local sources. Connecticut authorities arrested a 24-year-old woman in connection to a car accident she caused in October that claimed the life of...

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2 dead following fatal car accident in Connecticut

Two women lost their lives on Interstate 95 the morning of Jan. 11. Connecticut authorities responded to a fatal car accident that involved two cars and a tractor-trailer. Interstate 95 was closed for several hours while police conducted...

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Fewer older drivers dying in car accidents

For the elderly, there are many things that make growing old difficult. One of those things is the loss of independence. For many, the biggest blow is losing the privilege of driving. That loss can arise when certain things that happen when one gets...

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Connecticut police work to keep roads safe over holidays

New Year’s holiday weekend is well known as a time that keeps law enforcement officers busy with the state’s roads. In an effort to keep the number of accidents that occur on Connecticut state roads to a minimum, enforcement efforts...

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Man dead in serious car accident in Connecticut

Tragically, a 29-year-old man died following a serious car crash in Hartford early in the morning on Christmas Day, according to local sources. The man, whose identity has apparently been verified by Connecticut police, was killed around 1:35 a.m....

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Connecticut student dies in hit-and-run

Police are still investigating the tragic death of a university student who was killed near campus in the early morning of Dec. 18. Connecticut authorities are now seeking the vehicle and its driver who was involved in the...

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Negligent behaviors during the holidays can be tragic

In our last post we discussed holiday traveling across the nation. There will no doubt be a lot of people out on the roads as they rush to finish up their holiday shopping and prepare for holiday parties. Some may even be traveling long distances in...

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Many people expected to travel around Christmas holiday

When Christmas comes, many people throughout the nation opt to spend the holiday with friends and family celebrating. This results in people using various forms of transportation to get from one point to another. The American Automobile Association...

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FMCSA final rule focuses on preventing coercion of truck drivers

While it is possible for anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident to suffer serious injuries, this is even more likely when the occupant of a car is involved in a collision with a truck. The weight difference between most cars and semis is great...

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Drunk driving accidents claim many lives in Connecticut each year

The Thanksgiving weekend often brings together family and friends who do not routinely spend time together. At many of these gatherings, people consume alcoholic beverages. If someone does not plan ahead and drinks too much before getting behind the...

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Tips for staying safe while driving an SUV in the winter

Winter weather is making an appearance throughout the nation. In some places that means large amounts of snow will likely soon fall. To help get around easier, some people who reside in Connecticut choose to drive SUVs. While they may make it easier...

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Connecticut revises teen driver safety course

While it is of course possible for anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle to be involved in a car accident in Connecticut, there are certain demographics that most likely come to mind first for most, such as teen drivers. Their inexperience and...

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