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May 2016 Archives

Self-driving tech aims to improve trucking safety and speed

If the technology startup Otto succeeds in its venture, motorists in Connecticut could soon be sharing the highways with self-driving semi-trucks. The company has developed kits that transform regular trucks into self-driving vehicles. Potential benefits of the technology include faster delivery times and elimination of human driver errors that lead to accidents.

Defensive riding techniques boost safety for motorcyclists

Motorcyclists on Connecticut roadways can employ some strategies to reduce their chances of being in an accident. These methods, known collectively as defensive riding, allow riders to proactively watch out for dangerous situations and avoid them whenever possible.

Only 2 accidents involving driverless cars in April

Connecticut is one of several states considering the changes to rules and legislation required in order to allow driverless cars on the road. One of the foundations of this movement has been the remarkably clear self-reporting provided by manufacturers of autonomous vehicles.

Reduction in fatal crashes involving large trucks

According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fatal crashes involving large trucks were down in 2014 from the previous year, but the number of accidents involving injuries increased. The administration looked at data related to about 411,000 police-reported crashes in Maryland and around the country.