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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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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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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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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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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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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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