Many people in Connecticut are worried about the public health effects of the widespread use of both legal and illegal opioids. From growing addictions to the danger of fatal overdoses, the effects of opiates have been labeled a national epidemic. One study indicates that prescription opioids could also have an effect on highway safety. According to one study, drivers deemed at fault in fatal two-car crashes are almost two times as likely to have prescription opioids in their systems.
There are many different reasons drivers may be involved in motor vehicle accidents on Connecticut roads. The claims adjuster for the insurance company and law enforcement who are tasked with determining the causes of road accidents have to consider many contributing factors.
Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents every year in Connecticut. Cellphones are a primary source of distraction that can lead to accidents. More drivers than ever are using cellphones for texting and other functions while driving rather than using them to make phone calls.