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AAA: Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Ineffective When Needed

In recent years, vehicle technology has inched closer to a future previously only depicted in sci-fi movies. Things have come a long way, but more research and work must still be done to protect consumers and road users. Among the many emerging vehicle safety features coming standard in some new cars, automatic braking with pedestrian...

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One year after a tragic limo crash that killed 20, transportation officials seek strict regulations

Last year, we weighed in on the devastating limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York. The crash involved a 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limo. The accident marked the worst catastrophe there since a 2009 plane crash that killed 49 people. According to previous reports, the driver of the limo wasn't properly licensed...

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Drowsy driving, limited visibility, and slippery roadways: these are the dangers of fall driving

It's that time of year again — the colorful foliage and fall festivities are in full swing. Like every season, however, fall has its own set of driving risks. Knowing the dangers that are just around the corner is the first step to being prepared. Here is what you should know. Drowsy driving will likely increase in...

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There are Still Crash Risks in Protected Bike Lanes in CT

Many communities throughout Connecticut have undergone roadway infrastructural changes that accommodate the growing number of bicyclists. As more residents of Connecticut enjoy the health and money-saving benefits of cycling, we are beginning to see an increase in conventional and protected bike lanes. While bike lanes may help protect bicyclists by separating them from traffic, they...

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Data: More people have died in fatal crashes since 2000 than in both world wars

According to the Washington Post, since the year 2000, more than 624,000 people died in crashes across the United States — surpassing the 535,000 American military personnel who died in both world wars. In addition, more than 30 million people sustained crash-related injuries. Whether or not these figures are accurate, the death toll is still too high....

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Lawyer Offers Best Ideas To Avoid Bad Habits that can Cause Bad Crashes

Connecticut roads can be extremely dangerous, largely due to a culture of careless and reckless driving. According to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository, maintained and published by UConn, Connecticut has seen 494,763 crashes from December 28, 2015 to May 26, 2019. In 2018 alone, there were approximately 303 traffic fatalities across the state. As of...

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Built-In Car Technology May Be Putting Older Drivers at Risk, a New Study Says

When distracted driving comes to mind, the emphasis is almost always placed on cellphones and other handheld devices. Little attention is given to technology built into most new cars. Many of today's drivers, however, are spending copious amounts of time programing their GPS, switching songs, and browsing through various apps while behind the wheel. How...

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