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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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