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- NHTSA and CT lawmakers act to address increase in pedestrian fatalities
- Tips for icy road safety in Connecticut
- Motorcycle safety and dangers in Connecticut
- Connecticut motorcycle safety guide
- Auto defects and car accidents in Connecticut: What you should know
- How to handle a car recall in Connecticut
- 5 pieces of information to gather after a Connecticut car crash
- What are Connecticut’s distracted driving laws?
- Tips for defensive driving in Connecticut
- Are senior drivers more dangerous than others?
- Study: Car passengers are more distracting than you think
- Is America ready for the fully self-driving car?
- Common causes of in-flight injuries
- Hit-and-run accidents: a growing danger
- Tips for safely sharing the road with large trucks in Connecticut
- What is the impact of icy roads?
- Electric shock diagnosis and treatment guide
- Even small amounts of alcohol endanger other drivers
- 5 tips for preparing your car for a Connecticut winter
- Brain injuries: what you should know
- Ice and snow can lead to injury-causing winter car accidents
- Study: Drivers with sleep apnea have increased risk for auto accidents
- Truck accident fatalities in Connecticut
- Cellphones not the only cause of distraction for CT drivers
- Hands-Free Devices Offer Few Safety Benefits
- Hours Of Service Rules Help Prevent Truck Accidents
- Protect Your Legal Rights Before You Are In A Connecticut Crash
- Study: Even mild levels of intoxication may impair older drivers
- Study: Teen drivers grow more and more careless over time
- Study shows dangers of in-car technology designed to reduce distraction
- Right-turning drivers not always checking for walkers and cyclists
- Drowsy Driving Is As Serious As Drunk Driving: Many Connecticut residents live busy lives and make sleep a low priority. This might not seem like a big deal, but sleep deprivation can be particularly dangerous for those who drive.
- Coming Soon To A Road Near You: Drowsy Truck Drivers?: When you are driving down the road, you may find the presence of large semi-trucks rather intimidating. After all, these behemoths outweigh your vehicle by many times.
- Drunk Driving Deaths Of Serious Concern In Connecticut: Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2013 show that drunk driving was a factor in many of the state’s traffic fatalities. A total of 276 people lost their lives on Connecticut roads and highways that year.
- Hands free cellular devices and the presence of cognitive distraction: In this day and age of cellular technology, many people are attached to their cellphones. More than 64 percent of American adults own a smart phone, allowing them to search the web, watch videos, play games, post on social media, check email and compose texts, according to the Pew Research Center.
- Hit-and-run accident in Willimantic shows dangers for pedestrians: Pedestrian accidents injure or kill thousands of people throughout the country every year. Injuries frequently include brain injuries and broken bones.
- Biking accidents in Connecticut: A primer: In some situations, bikers can hold drivers accountable for accidents.
- Connecticut car crashes in wintery conditions: Who is at fault? What if you are injured because someone else is driving badly in poor weather conditions?