Connecticut drivers should know that drunk driving is the leading cause of motor vehicle crash fatalities in the U.S. It has been so for a century now, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that around 11,000 people die as a result of drunk driving every year. While there are vehicle systems available to detect alcohol intoxication, they are not yet mainstream.
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 remain awake behind the wheel at least once. The study was conducted between Sept. 17 and Sept. 20.
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 reduce the amount of distracted driving. The most common distracted driving activity is cellphone use, including talking on the phone, texting and surfing the web while driving.
With the end of daylight saving time, Connecticut residents get to enjoy an extra hour of sleep, but there is a downside. The body will not be able to adjust at first to the change in sleep patterns, which means that feelings of drowsiness will appear for at least a couple days after the change. This can spell trouble when residents go out on the road.
Driving while distracted is a major cause of accidents in Connecticut and throughout the country. Young teenage drivers may have an especially difficult time staying focused due to the prevalence of technology in their lives. A new study by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) gives a deeper look into teenage driving habits.
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.
Getting a drivers license is an important milestone in a Connecticut teenager's life. However, teen drivers are likely to be distracted behind the wheel according to a survey conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan. It polled 900 parents who had sons or daughters between the ages of 14 and 18. Roughly 60% of respondents said that their children were in vehicles with teen drivers who were not fully focused on the road.
Drivers in Connecticut and across the United States who use autonomous vehicles may be interested to know of the limitations the cars pose. These limitations were brought to the public's attention in 2018 when a Tesla Model S vehicle set on Autopilot crashed into a firetruck that was pulled over to the side of the road in Los Angeles.
Insurify, the vehicle insurance comparison website, has surveyed newer vehicles in Connecticut and the rest of the United States on how frequently they are involved in at-fault crashes. It used its database of more than 1.6 million insurance quotes to do this. The result is a list of 10 accident-prone vehicles. At the top is the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.
Though younger drivers in Connecticut get a bad reputation for becoming distracted by technology while driving, a new study shows that this belief may be unfounded. The report found that older drivers are more likely to be distracted by technology.