Some of the most discussed causes of distracted driving involve texting or talking on the phone. But what about eating and drinking? At first glance, the act of taking a bite out of a sandwich or sipping a beverage would not pose a big impediment to driving on a Connecticut road. However, dividing your attention to eat or drink while driving can indeed be dangerous and can result in a motor vehicle accident.
Most people in Connecticut are aware of the seemingly great rush on the part of automotive manufactuers and technology companies alike to further the emergence of autonomous vehicles on American roads. No longer are these companies content to simply add some self-driving features in human-driven vehicles. Instead the vision is to have completely self-driven vehicles a normal part of life across the country.
Moms and dads in Connecticut who send their children to school on school buses should do so with the trust and the knowledge that the people who are hired to drive these vehicles are properly trained. This training should not only include how to logistically maneuver a large school bus but also on the importance of doing so with extreme caution due to the responsibility they have when transporting so many people's children.
Certainly travelling at night in Connecticut can create some different level of risk on the road due to the natural limited amount of light available as well as to the fact that drivers might become tired when on the road. However, one might also think that nighttime travel may have a unique aspect of safety as there may be fewer vehicles on the road at the same time. This may be true but it may not be enough to avoid a serious crash.
Among motorcyclists in Connecticut, there are many rumors about things that can be done by riders to lower your chances of getting seriously injured in an accident. One of the most widely-spread rumors is that you should "lay down" your bike if you're about to be involved in an accident. But does that really help?
A typical Friday evening commute should allow people in Connecticut to decompress from their long work week and mentally shift into a more relaxed state of mind as they get ready for a nice weekend. Unfortunately all too often this is not allowed when a reckless driver chooses not to operate a vehicle safely.
Connecticut residents may think that a motor vehicle crash only involves cars. These incidents can also involve bicycles, though. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 45,000 bicyclists were injured in a collision in 2015. It is important for drivers to understand how they can safely share the road with bikers.
Connecticut motorcyclists like you face more dangers on the road than any other vehicle. If you get into an accident because of the unique vulnerabilities of your motorcycle, Miller, Rosnick, D'Amico, August & Butler, P.C. are here to help. Let's first take a look at the three different categories that are the most common when it comes to the cause of motorcycle accidents.
We are right in the middle of the holidays, and if you are like many Connecticut residents, you might have plans to see family. The holidays are an exciting time to visit loved ones you have not seen since last year; however, if you are taking a long trip, you need to be aware of the dangers of drowsy driving.
Many fatal truck accidents involve speed, fatigue or distraction. Less known, but no less dangerous, are accidents that involve a truck being too large or tall for a certain road or highway structure. There are many roads in Connecticut that have not been built to accommodate large trucks. When a truck driver ignores restrictions, or when roadside warnings are inadequate, the consequences can be devastating.