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Is Distracted Driving Becoming 'The New Normal?'

One of the core reasons drivers get distracted and engage in other risky driving behavior is because of the confidence in their ability to do so. "People have a tendency to overrate their skills and abilities in just general driving. But also we see that it extends to their ability to control and coordinate distracting...

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A Fairfield County Attorney Offers Back-To-School Safety Tips

The 2019/2020 school year is now in full swing. Many children and parents are adjusting to the post-summer commute. But have all drivers adjusted to it yet? School zones in Fairfield County often become congested with lines of traffic, some of which can spill out onto the roads and streets. In addition, many children who...

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The 3 Leading Factors in Teen Driving Accidents

We may be nearing the end of the summer, but the 100 Deadliest Days for teen drivers is still in full swing in Fairfield County. This is the time of year when fatal crashes involving teens is at its highest, and it runs over the summer until the next school year begins. Over the past...

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A Fairfield County Attorney Offers Tips On Sharing The Road Safely

While the season is known for sunshine and relaxation, summertime on Connecticut roads is no vacation. In fact, the warmer months are when the roads generally become more dangerous than at any other time of the year. Cars and trucks share the streets and highways with motorcycles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The Insurance Institute for Highway...

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71 Percent Of U.S. Drivers Tell Surveyors They Take Photos Or Videos While Driving Upon Seeing Emergency Vehicles

Not only do thousands of people die each year in distracted driving accidents, a new survey shows most U.S. drivers take photos or videos upon seeing emergency responders at an accident or routine stop. “Save your communications for off the road; disconnect and just drive,” said Nick Smith, interim president and CEO of the National...

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CT Lawyer Has The Expertise You Need When Defective Brakes Cause An Accident

Many drivers in Connecticut may not even be aware their brakes are defective, but this often-undetected problem can be the source of serious accidents. Fairfield County drivers should get their vehicles serviced regularly and pay attention to recalls. Potentially defective brakes are the cause of a recent recall of the Nissan Murano. A faulty part...

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Fairfield County Attorney Discusses Headlight Conditions & Limited Visibility

Dashboard indicators tell us when vehicles need routine maintenance – time to change the oil, check tire pressure and so on. Headlights? If they turn on, everything is OK, right? Far from it, according to new research by AAA.  “Walk through any parking lot and it is evident that deteriorated headlights are a problem for most vehicle owners,”...

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Fairfield County Attorney Discusses Wheel Runoff Accidents

We hear about serious car accidents on Interstate 95 in Fairfield County all the time. It’s one of the most heavily traveled roadways in the country, where a single mishap can set off a catastrophic chain reaction. Some of the most dangerous of those mishaps are wheel runoffs. They can happen in a split second at high speed.   What’s worse, a...

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