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February 2017 Archives

AAA survey on hazardous driving habits, beliefs

On Feb. 15, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a report that found drivers who were aged 19 to 24 were the most likely to engage in dangerous behaviors while they were driving. These actions included speeding, running red lights and emailing or texting while driving. Furthermore, both millennial drivers and those across all age groups admitted to engaging in behaviors they considered dangerous.

Study links truck drivers' health status and crash risk

Connecticut residents who are the victims of a truck accident often face serious injuries, some of which can cause temporary or permanent impairment. While many of these types of collisions are caused by truck drivers who were speeding, impaired by alcohol or drugs, or distracted by a cellphone, others are the result of improper maintenance. Now, a study has revealed another possible cause.

FMCSA delays implimentation of driver training rule

The implementation of a regulation that deals with how commercial vehicle operators in Connecticut and around the country are trained has been delayed for at least 60 days according to a statement released on Feb. 1 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The announcement comes in the wake of a Jan. 20 memorandum from the White House ordering federal agencies to put all new rules on hold for 60 days.