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How Serious Are Pedestrian Accidents in the U.S.?

Pedestrian fatalities declined by 4 percent in the first half of 2023. While that's a positive trend, the grim reality is that the number of pedestrian deaths is much higher than 2019 levels in Connecticut and across the country. The Governors Highway Safety Association published a report on pedestrian fatalities earlier this year. According to...

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What is the Deadliest Highway in Massachusetts?

When it comes to roads and highways in Massachusetts, some are more dangerous than others. Which one tops the notorious list? Interstate-495. Spanning just over 121 miles, I-495 forms a semicircle around Boston and is the “outer” beltway for drivers. According to an article in Car Insurance Comparison, no other highway in Massachusetts is deadlier...

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What Are The Limitations of Front-Crash Prevention Systems?

Front-crash prevention systems have no doubt saved lives in Connecticut. Technology in many modern vehicles can alert drivers when a rear-end crash is about to happen. Automatic Emergency Braking slams on the brakes if the driver fails to do so in a case where a crash is imminent. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...

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How to Leave Bad Driving Habits Behind in 2024

Even the safest drivers sometimes take risky chances behind the wheel. They might glance at an incoming text on their phone. They might speed up as they approach a yellow light. They might keep driving despite being very tired. The list goes on. These bad driving habits can have serious consequences. Distracted driving resulted in...

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Roundabouts Take Center Stage in Connecticut's Road Safety Strategy

Can roundabouts save lives and reduce car accidents? There’s a reason you might be noticing more roundabouts in Connecticut. The state Department of Transportation is taking steps to build more traffic circles. Roundabouts are safer than traditional four-corner intersections, according to a report by the CTMirror. The circle design virtually eliminates head-on or right-angle crashes...

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Stay Safe on the Road: Drive Sober During the Winter Holidays

Winter holidays are among the most dangerous on Connecticut roads and highways. The winter holidays are joyful – a time to get together with family and friends. However, this time of the year can also turn tragic because of drunk driving. According to the National Road Safety Foundation, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s...

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Hampden County Traffic Accident Victims Honored on World Day of Remembrance

WalkBike Springfield pays tribute to accident victims. Each year, a group of Massachusetts residents holds a solemn memorial to remember those who died walking, biking, or driving on roads in Hampden County. Tragically, dozens of people have died on the roads and streets of Hampden County in 2023. Members of WalkBike Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee...

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How Safe Are the Roads in Boston?

Anyone who has driven in Boston knows that it can be challenging to get around. There is seemingly no rhyme or reason for the way the roads are laid out. Pedestrians often cross the street. Cyclists share the roads. But here’s a pleasant surprise: A new report shows Boston to be one of the safest...

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