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Tired Drivers at High Risk of Connecticut Trucking Accidents

The Sleep Help Institute recently examined the increasing risk of tired truckers. Federal statistics suggest fatigue is responsible for 13 percent of all collisions involving large, commercial vehicles. However, such statistics likely drastically under-report the problem. What is clear is that more than 85 percent of all trucking accidents are the result of driver error,...

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Hands-Free Distracted Driving a Danger in Fairfield County

Several states in the Northeast, including Connecticut as well as neighboring New York and Rhode Island, have moved to ban use of handheld devices while driving to help reduce the risks associated with distracted driving. However, the National Safety Council have reported on a study that has found hands-free devices still constitute a significant threat...

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Life After Being Hit By a Drunk Driver in Connecticut

Impaired driving is a serious problem for Connecticut road users. The Connecticut Health I-Team reports that, in spite of a 2014 decline in drunk driving fatalities, Connecticut still ranks fifth among U.S. states in drunk driving deaths. Nearly half of the drivers killed in 2014 accidents in Connecticut tested positive for alcohol. Another 19 percent...

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Fairfield County Potholes Place Drivers in Danger

With so much media coverage on distracted drivers, impaired driving, and other common causes of car accidents, it can be easy to overlook one of the most basic causes of collisions. Poor conditions in the roadway can make it difficult to maintain control of a vehicle. Small cracks, chips, and uneven surfaces can develop into...

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Bad Tires Increase Connecticut Accident Risks

One of the most overlooked causes of winter traffic accidents is worn or defective tires. Collision injuries in Fairfield County caused by worn or defective tires are a winter risk because bad tires make an operator more likely to lose control of a vehicle during icy or slippery conditions. Tire Care Critical to Avoiding Traffic...

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Connecticut Traffic Accidents and Winter Driving Safety

Winter began with a wallop in Connecticut and throughout the Northeast. As the Hartford Courant reported, residents started the year battling snow, ice and bone-chilling cold, even as the weather prognosticators reminded us winter was just getting started. The risks of car accident injuries increase during the winter, of course. But many are surprised such...

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Who is Responsible for a Fairfield County Bus Accident?

A single bus accident can cause millions of dollars in property damage and injuries. When such a large, heavy vehicle causes such extensive damages to many passengers, it can be difficult for injury victims to secure adequate compensation for the full extent of their injuries. Many commercial bus companies carry the minimum amount of legally...

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Will Electronic Logging Mandate Reduce Fairfield County Truck Accidents?

New federal regulations may help reduce the number of truck accidents in the United States by requiring commercial trucks to be installed with electronic logging devices. While it remains to be seen how many Connecticut truck accidents this technology will prevent, the electronic logging devices show early promise for increasing safety on the road. There...

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Fairfield County Truck Accidents Can Be Caused by High Trucker Turnover

One of the most common and frustrating problems for transportation companies is the high rate of turnover among truck drivers. The American Trucking Association reports that trucker turnover surged in the second quarter of 2017, and is now at 90 percent. Unfortunately, trucker turnover is more than a mere inconvenience for transportation companies. Inexperienced truck drivers...

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