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Two people extricated from accident scene on I-95

Among the many laws that the state of Connecticut has in place to keep motorists and pedestrians safe is the Move Over Law. Simply put, this law mandates that if drivers see disabled vehicles on the shoulder of a roadway, they should change lanes to get further away from the shoulder as they pass the disabled vehicles. The reason for this is to avoid inadvertatently hitting those vehicles or any people who may be outside the vehicles tending to flat tires or the other reasons that may have made them pull over in the first place.

Head-on collision kills Rockville woman

One of the more common news items that may emerge following a car accident in Bridgeport is how authorities are investigating what may have caused the collision. While there certainly are cases where vehicle defects may contribute to an accident, most often an element of human error (be it intentional or not) is involved. It may be important for the causes of crashes to be determined in order to decide whether criminal charges need to be filed as well as to provide information for the insurance carriers of those involved. Beyond that, such knowledge may also prove to be beneficial to those who may end up seeking compensation from the driver deemed to be responsible.

How is self-driving car safety monitored?

If you have been following the progress of the development of self-driving cars, you may well have wondered just how safe these vehicles really are or will be. If so, you are not alone as many of your fellow Connecticut residents are asking much the same question. In fact, auto makers, technology companies and legislators are also asking this question.

New device may measure phone use after a crash

Most Connecticut residents have been hearing a lot about the dangers of distracted driving in the past couple of years. More and more research is coming out or being performed to track the use of phones while driving to vehicle accidents. The fact of the matter is that texting takes a driver's eyes, mind and hands off of driving and is therefore a danger that may increase the chance of an accident happening.

What are the different types of driving distractions?

Much has been made in recent years over the perceived prevalence of cell phone use behind the wheel, so much so that you may believe that to be the only type of driving distraction that can endanger you while traveling on Bridgeport’s roads. The truth is that there are many forms of distracted driving that are linked less to a specific activity than they are the manner in which one’s attention is drawn away from the road.

What happens when a driver uses a cellphone?

You may have heard some of the statistics about texting and driving thanks to national and statewide campaigns to bring awareness to the increased crash risks on Connecticut roadways and across the country. Because drivers take at least one hand off the wheel and look away from the road to read a text message, their chances of an accident rise significantly. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the mental demands of even a simple conversation on a cellphone change the way that your brain processes vital information.

Understanding who is most likely to talk and text while driving

Few of those that we here at Miller, Rosnick, D’Amico, August and Butler, P.C. work with ever anticipated encountering a dangerous driver on the road. You may carry the assumption, yet the fact is that you are taking a risk every time you take to the streets of Bridgeport. Among the many groups of dangerous drivers out there, distracted motorists may pose one of the greatest threats to your safety.

Who pays if someone you love is paralyzed in car accident?

Modern vehicles offer a lot of benefits to society. They allow for secure and rapid transportation to essentially any place that is accessible by land. They allow individuals increased autonomy, and can help create a feeling of independence in youth as they mature.

How dangerous is drowsy driving?

While everyone has heard that it is dangerous to drive while drowsy, many people wonder if it is really as serious as it sounds. Whether or not you are part of the 83.6 million drivers across the country who the Connecticut Post reports operate a vehicle while suffering from sleep deprivation each day, it is important to learn the facts surrounding drowsy driving.

2016 Was A Bad Year For Victims Of Drunk Drivers

For decades, safety experts, law enforcement officials and concerned citizens have launched campaigns against drunk driving. But despite an increased number of traffic stops and increased penalties in many states, the number of drunk driving accidents and related injuries as well as fatalities across the nation continues to rise.

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