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What To Do Before a Road Trip
Click on this article to find out what you should do before a road trip to help reduce your chances of getting in a car accident. Crashes can happen to anyone, but drivers who are alert and familiar with the vehicle may have a lower risk of being involved in a fender bender. Learn more about how these two simple steps can help you avoid an injury.
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Do Camera Apps Cause More Distractions When Driving?
Read through this article to find out how the craze of taking selfies while driving could be adding to the issues of driving while distracted. Certain camera apps, such as Snapchat, could entice you to take more pictures while driving because of the speed filter and the right-now mentality. Learn more about how these actions can steal attention from the road.
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What to know about driverless car accidents
Find out what you can expect now and in the future when it comes to personal injury claims involving self-driving cars. Learn how the burden of proof will remain relatively unchanged, how driverless car deaths and injuries are currently being handled and how human error will be removed from the equation so you are that much better prepared for the future of transportation.
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Winter driving tips for Connecticut roads
Driving in the winter can be very hazardous as the roads get covered in ice, snow and slush. Learning how to drive safely in such conditions should be a part of every driver’s education. However, even after you have driven for years, you may still benefit from learning some new tips for staying safe on the roads when a winter storm hits.
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Study: Distracted driving prominent in school zones
Check out this article about distracted driving and how many drivers use their cellphone or engage in other forms of distraction while driving through a school zone. In addition to school zones, distracted driving threatens the lives of drivers everywhere. Those injured in a collision caused by a distracted driver may benefit from seeking the assistance of an attorney.
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Winter slip and fall accident prevention
When the seasons change and winter is ushered in, there is little time to get ready before the temperatures drop and snow begins to fall. Business owners, however, must prepare for the hazards winter presents to their businesses. Learn about how to prevent slip and fall accidents during the winter at your business.
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Drugged driving deaths soar in Connecticut
Take a look at this article about how drugged driving deaths recently overtook drunk driving deaths in the United States for the first time ever. The AAA study found that 43 percent of drivers who died in crashes tested positive for drugs. In Connecticut, however, the situation is particularly bad, with 63 percent of deceased drivers testing positive for drugs. Marijuana and prescription drugs, including opioids, were the most common drugs implicated.
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Connecticut boating accidents: what you need to know
There are, on average, between 40 and 50 boating and personal water craft accidents in our state annually. Several of these result in fatalities. Read on to learn more.
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Study suggests medical errors are a top cause of death
Take a look at this article about a study that analyzed the contribution of medical errors to mortality in the U.S. Seeking to better understand the problem of fatal lapses in medical care, researchers from Johns Hopkins conducted a study recently. Analyzing data from four prior studies and hospital admission rates, the patient safety experts estimate that only cancer and heart disease account for more deaths each year than medical mistakes.
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Too much trust in driverless cars is dangerous
Check out this article about self-driving cars and why some safety experts say that putting too much trust in them could be dangerous. What many people don’t realize about self-driving cars is that driverless technology is still far from being completely autonomous, meaning that the vehicles occasionally need a human driver to take control. However, the nature of self-driving cars means that human drivers are often distracted and unable to react quickly to hazards.
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