The Governors Highway Safety Association is using the state of Connecticut's laws against texting while driving as a model for other states to follow in combating distracted driving.
We all know that drunk driving is against the law, but for some reason there are still many people in Connecticut who do it repeatedly. In effort to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads, lawmakers passed a law last year that requires even first-time drunk drivers to install ignition interlock devices on their vehicles.
Each year, hundreds of families in Connecticut are left devastated after drunk driving accidents claim the lives of their loved ones.
School is out for most high school and college students in Connecticut. While the summer months are a favorite among young people, they can also be the most dangerous when it comes to fatal car accidents, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Connecticut lawmakers hope that a new bill will reduce the number of drunk driving accidents in the state by requiring even first-time offenders to install ignition interlock devices on their primary vehicles.
This is a follow-up to a post we did a month ago on drunk driving accidents.
Everyone is aware of the potential consequences of a car accident. Those involved can be killed or seriously injured resulting in a lengthy hospital stay. However, many people are not as aware that the recovery from such an accident doesn't end with a patient's release from the hospital but can last for years afterward. One young man in Connecticut claims that he still has pain from a drunk driving accident that happened almost three years ago.
While most people are aware of their mortality, they do not fully realize that even the most commonplace of activities could lead to serious injury or death. For example, even a simple walk to the store could unexpectedly be one's last moment. The chance of a tragic end seems to be higher when there are drunk drivers on the road. In a similar incident, one Connecticut woman now faces criminal charges after an alleged drunk driving accident that resulted in a fatality.
For Connecticut drivers, there are few prospects more frightening than encountering a drunk driver while out on the roads. Impaired drivers cause a multitude of serious auto accidents in any given year, and many Connecticut residents lose their lives as a result of the poor choices of another driver. Two families may be able to move closer to a sense of closure with the news that the man who caused a fatal drunk driving accident will face criminal charges in the matter.
A Connecticut man has been charged in connection with the death of a Wethersfield woman in a car accident on Monday.