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Study Examines Children And Auto Accidents
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  • Study Examines Children And Auto Accidents
    May 31, 2017
    Researchers are constantly sifting through the data of fatal car accidents. Drivers in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. should pay attention to these statistics, particularly when it involves children under the age of 15. The numbers show that while the number of deaths in an...
  • Deadly Summer Months For Teen Drivers
    May 29, 2017
    It’s here. Longer days. Warm weather. Vacations. No school. Summer. As we rapidly enter and progress through the summer months, it is wise to recognize the dangers that teen drivers – and those who share the roads with them – face on a daily basis....
  • Truck Drivers And Sleep Apnea
    May 25, 2017
    Truck drivers in Connecticut should expect to encounter more regulations regarding sleep apnea. This is due to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to not review a case in which a driver alleged that a truck carrier violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring...
  • Truck Underride Guards Could Save Lives In Connecticut
    Collisions with a tractor-trailer or elevated straight truck can send small vehicles under the larger truck and shear off the top half of the vehicle. Since the point of impact is much higher, this can injure and kill passengers without activating standard safety equipment, such...
  • Motorcycle Accidents Often Linked To Speeding And Impairment
    Figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that motorcyclists around the country were 29 times more likely to lose their lives in accidents than passenger vehicle occupants, and more than 4,500 riders were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015 according to the...
  • Autonomous Trucks And Hours Of Service Reform
    May 9, 2017
    During a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration session at the annual workshop held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in April, manned control for tractor-trailers was the main topic of discussion. Connecticut residents should also know that individuals who commented at the public forum also...
  • New Technology May Identify Texting Drivers
    May 2, 2017
    The phone habits of Connecticut drivers involved in accidents may be scrutinized more closely if a new technology that scans phones after an accident is approved for use by law enforcement. Called the textalyzer because it is based on the Breathalyzer, the device can see...