Drowsy Driving an Increasingly Recognized Threat

Drivers who get insufficient sleep or are still drowsy from taking sleep aids are putting themselves and others at risk for a crash. Various government studies stated that between 1% and 2% of all car crashes involve drowsy driving, but a 2018 AAA study estimated that the percentage is higher at 9.5%. Unfortunately, many drivers … Read moreDrowsy Driving an Increasingly Recognized Threat

Subaru Crosstrek in High Number of Crashes Despite Safety Ratings

The Subaru Crosstrek sees the most at-fault accidents in Connecticut and the rest of the U.S. Accidents affect some 25.81% of these models. These are just some of the findings of a survey conducted by Insurify, an auto insurance comparison site. Insurify has compiled a list of 10 vehicles, seven from Japan, two from Korea … Read moreSubaru Crosstrek in High Number of Crashes Despite Safety Ratings

Car Crashes The Leading Cause of Death Among Teens

Parents of teen drivers in Connecticut should not be surprised to hear that auto accidents are the leading cause of death among teens. It is an understandable trend, but parents are not completely helpless when it comes to addressing and perhaps even reversing it. Parents will want to be involved during the first year in … Read moreCar Crashes The Leading Cause of Death Among Teens

Nursing Home Negligence Puts Lives at Risk

When Connecticut families place their elderly loved ones in a nursing home, it is often because the elders in question are suffering from dementia or other illnesses that require intensive and professional levels of care. However, the decision can be challenging, because nursing homes have been sites of abuse of various types for many elderly … Read moreNursing Home Negligence Puts Lives at Risk

Nursing Home Aides Mock Elderly Woman on Snapchat

Families in Connecticut may face difficult decisions when it comes to placing their loved ones in a nursing home. Even family members who want to support people’s ability to age at home may find few alternatives for relatives who develop dementia or other cognitive problems, requiring extensive supervision and safety protections as well as professional … Read moreNursing Home Aides Mock Elderly Woman on Snapchat

Poor Leadership can make Workplaces Unsafe

Management that fails to treat workers properly may be impacting their job performance and their safety. This is because Connecticut workers and others who are treated poorly tend to make decisions that benefit themselves personally. However, these decisions may have negative consequences for other team members. In some cases, people act out a sense of … Read morePoor Leadership can make Workplaces Unsafe

September 15th through 21st will be CVSA’s Brake Safety Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has set the date for its 2019 Brake Safety Week. From September 15 to 21, truck drivers and other CMV drivers in Connecticut will want to watch out because they are liable to be stopped for a brake inspection. Among commercial truckers especially, ongoing maintenance is required, and neglecting this … Read moreSeptember 15th through 21st will be CVSA’s Brake Safety Week

Cell Phone Distractions and Nursing Home Negligence

In nursing homes, negligence takes many forms. Maybe a staff member doesn’t read a form correctly and gives someone the wrong medication. Maybe communication skills are poor and so no one takes care of a certain patient, with two staff members each thinking the other one is doing it. Maybe a nurse gets busy and … Read moreCell Phone Distractions and Nursing Home Negligence

IIHS Calls for Improvements to Rear Safety

Rear seats used to be safer than front seats, but that was back in the 1990s. Connecticut residents should be aware that rear-seat safety has been lagging behind front seats. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has labeled rear seats a danger. However, there are various ways that the safety of rear seats … Read moreIIHS Calls for Improvements to Rear Safety