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USDOT Releases 2016 Fatal Crash Data

2016 Fatal Crash Data Released Every year, the United States Department of Transportation analyzes traffic data and releases an annual breakdown of trends. Last month, the fatal crash data for 2016 was released, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, it shows an increase in all but two preventable types of...

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DOT & NHTSA Urge Seat Belt Usage for Thanksgiving

Connecticut DOT Launches Thanksgiving Seat Belt Campaign Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods in America, as millions enjoy the holiday with family all over the nation.  All of that extra traffic increases the odds of auto accidents, however, and the NHTSA is working with the Connecticut Department of Transportation to encourage drivers...

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Marijuana Legalization and Car Accident Risk

Study finds no correlation between marijuana legalization, fatal car accident rates With marijuana decriminalized across Massachusetts and retail marijuana shops slated to open across the Bay State next year, many questions exist regarding the safety of drivers who get behind-the-wheel while under the influence of the drug. However, if recent studies serve as any indication,...

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Bicycle Accident Fatalities on the Rise on U.S. Roadways

The possibility of traffic accidents is a notable concern to bicyclists, who share the road with much of our traffic. As the weather begins to grow more hostile to the practice, one may expect to see fewer bicyclists on the road. However, according to a recent study released by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA),...

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Motorcycle Anti-Lock Braking Systems Can Save Lives

Every year, hundreds of motorcyclists are injured and killed on the roads of Massachusetts. The statistics can be staggering - especially when they reveal that passenger vehicle fatalities occur at a mere fraction of the rate of fatal motorcycle accidents. Luckily, new technologies are making motorcycles safer for riders. If you or a loved one...

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Connecticut Teens Three Times More Likely Than Adult Drivers To Be Involved in Fatal Accidents

Teens look forward to the freedom and independence of their first car. But the first few years of having driving privileges can be incredibly dangerous for novice drivers. In fact, AAA reports motorists who are 16 and 17 have triple the risk of involvement in a deadly crash as opposed to older teens and adults.  Back to school...

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Fatal Boating Accidents, Jetski Crashes Increase Nationwide

Recent Deadly Connecticut Boating Accident Reminder of Risks, Attorney Says Boating fatalities and accidents involving jetskis (personal watercraft) significantly increased nationwide last year, according to the latest national statistics. And a recent boating fatality near New Haven, Connecticut on Long Island Sound proves that boating remains dangerous in Connecticut, according to Connecticut boating accident attorney...

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