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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Are men or women better drivers? Depends on your definition.

Mile for mile, women crash more often but men cause more mayhem.
It's an old debate, peppered by sexist assumptions and selective anecdotes. Women are bad drivers - that ditzy lady almost caused a wreck. Men are bad drivers - that macho maniac almost ran me over.

What part of "must stop for school bus" is confusing?

In every state, including Connecticut, it is illegal for motorists to pass a school bus while it is stopped with its red lights flashing. Bus drivers and law enforcement are exasperated at the sheer number of drivers who violate this law on a daily basis.StoppedBus(2).jpg

Tips for staying safe on the roads on Halloween

When people think of holidays when the most accidents occur, most think of New Year's Eve and other holidays where there tends to be a lot of drinking. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is consistently one of the top three days of the year for pedestrian injuries and also fatalities.

Representing car accident victims in Connecticut

Let's face it, every time a Connecticut driver gets behind the wheel, he or she is in danger of getting into a car accident. While the vast majority of car accidents in the state are nothing more than harmless fender benders that everyone walks away from, some can result in catastrophic injuries. Whenever an injury results from a car accident, injured parties should investigate every element of the collision to determine who is at fault.

How one accident causes another in Connecticut

Sometimes, people who are driving by the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Connecticut are tempted to slow down and look at the scene. Occasionally, they even decide to stop. While slowing and stopping to help the injured is noble, gawking at accidents can be dangerous, as it may lead to more accidents in the same area.

Connecticut driver looks away momentarily and hits school bus

A Connecticut driver may be following another vehicle far too closely if he or she would not be able to avoid a collision if the other driver brakes suddenly or is stopped. The driver should provide enough stopping time between motor vehicles in order to avoid a citation for following too closely.

Connecticut woman arrested in connection with hit-and-run

When a person does not stop after a collision, it is a "hit-and-run" accident and can have serious consequences that can vary from fines to prison time. It usually depends on the severity of the accident and if the person has a prior criminal record. Connecticut police said they responded to an accident scene one night after callers reported a 70-year-old woman who was hit by a vehicle while trying to cross the street.

Car careens into Connecticut gas station, injures 4

Car accidents cause injury and death in Connecticut and around the country on a daily basis. Too often, injuries and fatalities in automobile accidents are caused by reckless driving involving drinking. Those who are caught recklessly operating a motor vehicle will likely have to deal with serious consequences. Alcohol can severely inhibit the motor functions of individuals and decrease their ability to drive a car safely.

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