The cellphone generation is more likely to text and drive.
Bicycle accidents make up just 2 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities each year in the United States, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve attention from safety officials. This is especially true since fatal bicycle accidents appear to be on the rise according to a newly-released report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).
Connecticut law enforcement has joined a nationwide effort to encourage motorists to wear their seatbelts. The well-established "Click it or Ticket" campaign will be in full force from now until June 1 and could result in an expensive fine for Connecticut motorists who are caught unbuckled.
Typically when we think about personal injury lawsuits stemming from fatal car accidents in Connecticut and elsewhere, we think about other negligent drivers being sued.
Last week, we discussed Connecticut's graduated driver licensing (GDL) program, which grants young people driving privileges in stages in effort to promote safe and responsible driving habits.
In the first part of this post, we began discussing the issue of older drivers.
Everyone knows the effect of being around good friends. Occasionally, people act in ways that are out of character as they get caught up in the moment. Usually such behavior is harmless, but it does have the potential of turning deadly when it results to poor decisions while driving. Such a tendency could have been the cause of a fatal car accident in Connecticut that police believe resulted from speeding.
It is frightening sometimes to think of the thin line that separates humans from serious injury or even death. The fact that this thin line can easily be crossed due to the negligence of another is even more sobering. Unfortunately, two Connecticut families are now faced with the fragility of life after a fatal car accident took the lives of three people, including a married couple.
For some people, a night out with friends is the perfect way to blow off steam after a difficult week at work or to celebrate a major accomplishment. The vast majority of times, these outings are fun and relatively safe. Unfortunately, a night out with friends in Connecticut ended in a tragedy after a fatal car accident ended the life of a young woman.
The dangers of distracted driving are becoming more and more apparent. As people become more aware of the dangers associated with texting while driving, for example, laws are being enacted that prohibit such behavior in order to protect the safety of others on the road. When distracted driving is combined with driving under the influence of drugs, the chances of causing a serious accident are likely even higher. One Connecticut man now faces several charges after police claim he caused a fatal car accident.