IIHS Says More Drivers Are Using Phones In Riskier Ways

Distracted driving is a widespread issue in Connecticut as elsewhere. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently looked into two observational surveys from 2014 and 2018, finding that the rate of distracted driving has not changed considerably. However, it did find that the ways in which drivers are distracting themselves have changed. The two surveys … Read moreIIHS Says More Drivers Are Using Phones In Riskier Ways

Woman Seriously Injured In Connecticut Box Truck Crash

On Jan. 15, a woman was seriously hurt in a motor vehicle accident involving a box truck in Connecticut. The crash occurred at around 10:30 a.m. in Winchester. According to the Winchester Police Department, the driver of the box truck, a 48-year-old Ansonia man, was traveling east on Norfolk Road when he suddenly veered off … Read moreWoman Seriously Injured In Connecticut Box Truck Crash

Drowsy Driving An Issue For Ride-Sharing

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there are approximately 328,000 annual car accidents that involve drowsy driving. That figure includes 6,400 crashes that cause fatalities and 109,000 that cause injuries to the people involved. Drowsy driving is among the most prominent risks on Connecticut roads, especially when it comes to the ride-sharing industry. … Read moreDrowsy Driving An Issue For Ride-Sharing

Workplace Fatalities Were Down In 2017

The numbers are in, and they spell good news for Connecticut workers. After years of steady increases, the number of work-related fatalities fell nationwide in 2017. However, the 2017 numbers were still noticeably higher than the 14-year low set in 2009. According to data collected by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were … Read moreWorkplace Fatalities Were Down In 2017

Slip-And-Fall Accidents Can Be Catastrophic

When most people think of serious workplace injuries, they might imagine dramatic accidents that result in visible, catastrophic injuries. However, less dramatic accident scenes, such as a slip-and-fall accident, can still result in traumatic injuries. In fact, slip-and-fall accidents are a leading cause of injury.  Possible injuries from a slip-and-fall The issues a person may … Read moreSlip-And-Fall Accidents Can Be Catastrophic

Car Infotainment Systems Are Too Distracting, Says AAA

Connecticut drivers who are interested in the latest vehicle tech should also understand the potential drawbacks, especially with dashboard gadgets and GPSs. A recent AAA study conducted by researchers at the University of Utah shows that car infotainment systems, which come with GPSs and features for calling, texting, surfing the web and so on, distract … Read moreCar Infotainment Systems Are Too Distracting, Says AAA

What Teens Learn From Their Parents Impacts Distracted Driving

Remember when your child was learning to walk and constantly wanted to copy you as you walked around the house? Remember when they would parrot back everything that you said while learning language skills for themselves? You cannot underestimate the impact that a parent has on what a child learns. They’re always paying attention and … Read moreWhat Teens Learn From Their Parents Impacts Distracted Driving

Truck Drivers Endanger Others By Using Stimulants

Truck drivers in Connecticut and across the U.S. are under more pressure than ever before, with driver shortages and by-the-load incentives pushing many of them to work long hours on little sleep. To help combat fatigue, some drivers are turning to illegal stimulants to stay alert on the road. However, these drugs are dangerous and … Read moreTruck Drivers Endanger Others By Using Stimulants