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.
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.
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.
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.
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.