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Connecticut ranks 2nd in the nation for drunk driving deaths

With the popularity of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, people who consume alcohol have more transportation options at their fingertips than ever. Despite this, some people still choose to drive after having too much to drink. According to a report released by Safe Smart Living, the District of Columbia has the highest rate...

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Feds issue Volvo recall due to dangerous door defect

If you have purchased a Volvo S60 sedan or V60 wagon that was manufactured from June 2, 2010 through December 21, 2016, you may have an open safety recall on your car. According to Consumer Reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a recall of nearly 145,000 Volvos due to a mechanical...

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Best ideas to prevent winter weather crashes

Like the rest of New England, southern Connecticut recently had its first round of snowfall for the season. Until the warmer spring weather arrives, we will likely see more snow — and car accidents. Each year across the United States, more than 1,300 people are killed and 116,800 are injured in crashes on snowy, slushy,...

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Fairfield County Attorney Offers Best Ideas to Avoid Road Rage

Traveling some of Fairfield County's major roads can be stressful at times. Traffic congestion on Interstate 95 or on the Merritt, confusing intersections, and inconsiderate drivers can add to that frustration. Sometimes a minor inconvenience during the daily commute can escalate into violence or aggressive behavior that can result in someone's injury, or even death....

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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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