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

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

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

Regulation Rollbacks May Put More Tired Truckers on the Road

For drivers in Connecticut, regulatory changes at the Department of Transportation (DOT) may spark greater concern about roadway safety. Reports indicate that the DOT is planning to loosen regulations that restrict the number of hours truck drivers can work at one time. Called hours-of-service regulations, the current law limits truckers to driving 11 hours within … Read moreRegulation Rollbacks May Put More Tired Truckers on the Road

DUI-Related Deaths Often Pique On July Fourth

Connecticut residents may not be surprised to hear that the holidays see more drunk driving deaths. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, a program that collects data for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the worst holiday for DUI deaths is the Fourth of July. In eight years (2010 to 2017), there were 1,192 … Read moreDUI-Related Deaths Often Pique On July Fourth

Estimates Indicate Truck Accident Fatalities Increased

According to estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when the 2018 statistics are finalized, the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents involving at least one semi-truck will show a 3% increase. A preliminary NHTSA report indicates that the number of car accident fatalities fell from 2017 to 2018 by 1% even though the … Read moreEstimates Indicate Truck Accident Fatalities Increased