Category: Car Accidents

wildlife

Connecticut drivers may have to adjust their driving habits as the days get shorter. Nov. 5 marked the end of Daylight Saving Time, and it comes at a time of year in which animals are mating or looking for food before winter. Deer, bears and other forms of wildlife could be roaming the streets during […]

eating while driving

According to data published by the National Safety Council, at least 100 people are injured and nine people killed every day in distracted driving car accidents. Drivers in Connecticut should be aware of the dangers that distracted drivers pose, and they may also benefit from learning about certain artificial intelligence measures that can help to […]

truck driver

Economic recovery in Connecticut and across the country could potentially have the side effect of a higher risk of death in a car accident. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that as the economy improves, more drivers are taking the road, more frequently and more dangerously. For 2014 car models, IIHS […]

drowsy driver accident

Drowsy driving causes more than 300,000 motor vehicle accidents in Connecticut and around the country each year, according to the American Automobile Association. The results of a recent American Academy of Sleep Medicine study suggest that the problem is extremely widespread. A worrying 45% of the 2,000 motorists surveyed said that they had struggled to […]

texting and driving

In April 2017, a Connecticut police department carried out their Distracted Driving High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign. As a result, law enforcement issued 209 violations to drivers that broke the state’s mobile phone laws. Officers from the Milford Police Department collaborated with the Connecticut Highway Safety Office. Together, they issued violations to drivers that were ignoring the […]

holidiay traffic

Connecticut drivers faced one of the most dangerous holidays of the year on Independence Day. Insurance statistics have shown that there is as much as a 7 percent increase in auto accident claims over the holiday weekend for the Fourth of July. There is a higher rate of auto insurance claims over this summer holiday […]

winter snowy roads

The ice and snow of winter can pose a challenge to drivers. That’s why preparation is essential. For example, there are many drivers who do not even understand certain vehicle safety features. The National Safety Council, together with the University of Iowa, is helping to educate drivers on new vehicle technologies through a campaign called, […]

upset worker

Workers in Connecticut can suffer from poorer health or raise their risk for an on-the-job injury because of things like low pay and high turnover. Many studies have looked at the effects of these and other factors, but the problem is that none of them have analyzed all the factors together. Now, a study from […]

inattention

With the first day of beginning of spring coming this week, it is only a matter of time till warmer weather will embrace our region. You can expect more people to be walking outside, running and even riding bicycles. Yes, warm weather naturally brings out pedestrians. Because of this, so many drivers must be re-educated […]

85 speed limit

While many Connecticut drivers like to get to their destinations quickly, a study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that the speed limit increases that have occurred throughout the country since 1987 have resulted in an estimated 33,000 additional deaths. According to the vice president for research and statistical services for the IIHS, […]