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.
Connecticut residents who have been involved in any type of car accident may want to keep an eye out for whiplash signs. Many people don't consider it a big danger, but the truth is, it can have a huge impact on your overall health and happiness.
Connecticut drivers know that getting behind the wheel while drunk can lead to painful, or fatal, car accidents, yet drunk driving remains a problem nationwide. However, there have been new advances in technology that hope to make a dent in this problem.
If you are like many residents in Connecticut, one of the ways by which you measure the quality of life in your area is how safe you feel that you and your family are. This safety can include many things including being protected against negligent drivers. This is one reason that things like speed limits and drunk driving laws are so important. While there are definite laws in place to address these and other actions, sadly they are not enough to prevent all accidents.