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Winter Weather Is a Hazard for New England Drivers

The 2017-2018 winter season has, thus far, been defined by its fluctuations in the weather. The year started out with frigid temperatures and a recent bomb cyclone, which covered the entire East Coast in mounds of snow. Back in the fall, NBC Connecticut reported that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted this season to...

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Navigating Snow and Ice in New England This Winter

New England is known for its beautiful but brutal winters, and this year is no exception. All the snow and subsequent ice creates hazards on our roads and sidewalks. Just as drivers must take extra precautions when traveling through wintery conditions, pedestrians must also be cautious whenever walking over areas covered in snow and ice....

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Holiday Season Sees Spike in Deadly Crashes Caused by Drunk Drivers

The holidays are a time for celebration, and for many, this includes increased amounts of alcohol consumption. This increase in drinking is often accompanied by driving under the influence, according to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Holiday drinking is unofficially kicked off by what some call “Blackout Wednesday,” the evening...

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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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