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June 2017 Archives

Road rage is a significant problem

Many Connecticut drivers may be among an overwhelming majority of respondents who reported serious road rage, aggression or anger in the past year in a 2016 survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study also found that 90 percent of drivers thought their safety was endangered by aggressive drivers and that almost two-thirds thought drivers were growing more aggressive.

Drug possession in Connecticut carries varying penalties

People facing drug charges in Connecticut may be dealing with a array of possible charges and potential penalties. These penalties for personal drug possession can depend on a number of issues, including the type of drug, the amount possessed, where the possession took place and whether the charge is a first offense.

FMCSA implements new commercial driver's license rules

The trucking industry in Connecticut and around the country is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. New commercial driver's license requirements were scheduled to go into effect in early 2017, but regulatory reviews ordered by President Trump caused the new FMCSA rules to be delayed by more than five months. However, the review process has now been completed, and the revised licensing requirements became effective on June 5.

Connecticut State Police arrest 2 men with heroin

State police arrested two out-of-state men after a traffic stop in Tolland uncovered in excess 400 bags of heroin. According to the police report, a state police patrol on Interstate 84 noticed an eastbound Hyundai sedan tailgating. After noting that the passenger was not wearing a seat belt, officers stopped the vehicle on Interstate 84 near exit 69.

Intense 72 hours of inspections promote truck safety

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance organizes a nationwide 72-hour inspection spree to check the status of trucks and buses. Truckers from Connecticut can expect inspectors to focus on load securement in 2017. Level I inspections from the alliance include checks of cargo tie-downs, but inspectors want to impress upon the trucking industry the importance of preventing the shifting or loss of cargo in transit.

Tiger Woods charged with a DUI

Connecticut golf fans might have heard that Tiger Woods has been charged with a DUI in Florida. The incident occurred on May 29 around 3 a.m. in Palm Beach County near the star's home.

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