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Wider Availability Of Car Safety Features Can Help Save Lives

In the tech industry, it’s easy to observe the process of premium technology becoming cheaper and more accessible as new developments are made. This cycle is exemplified by the annual releases of smartphones, as old innovations, such as 4G and HD cameras, become standard features across the industry. Less talked about is how this cycle...

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Vehicle Ranking from Safest to Least Safe

Car and truck commercials love to talk about crash ratings. We hear about them nearly every time a vehicle manufacturer shows up on our televisions. Sometimes the car is “highest in its class” or very selectively compared to a major competitor. They rarely, however, give more context than that, to help consumers understand where the...

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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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