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How Safe Are Connecticut Roads?

This summer, a financial news and opinions site called 247 Wall St. released their analysis of motor crash death rates in 2016 to determine which states had the most and least dangerous roads. Of the 50 states, Connecticut ranked 43, meaning that only six states showed fewer signs of danger than Connecticut did. While this...

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Road Rage & Aggressive Drivers A Summer Risk In Connecticut

Extra patience will be critical as the crowds arrive and orange road construction barrels blossom like wildflowers through New England’s summer travel season. A recent article on driversed.com highlighted the lethal risk of crowded summer freeways and short tempers. While relatively few of us are guilty of road rage, which is a criminal act of...

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Keyless Ignitions Have Claimed Lives

Recent years have seen many advancements in auto technology. Every new feature is designed to make driving easier and more convenient for consumers. However, convenience can come at a high price. In the last 12 years, 28 people have lost their lives and 45 have been injured as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning after...

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Finding Fault in Self-Driving Car Accidents

Ten current US senators have co-written a letter to automakers regarding the safety of self-driving vehicles. This letter comes after a self-driving Uber car in Phoenix struck and fatally injured a pedestrian, Elaine Herzberg. This was the first incident of its kind in the US. The car was in autonomous driving mode, though it had...

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Measures to Prevent Wrong-Way Driving

Every motor vehicle accident is frightening; the physical, emotional and mental toll can be devastating. Perhaps no accident is more nightmarish, though, than one caused by a wrong-way driver. A driver suddenly is headed straight for you on the wrong side of the road. You have seconds, if that, to process the situation and react...

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Court Dismisses Bullying Claim in Massachusetts School

Schools in Massachusetts have a responsibility to protect students from bullying, either in person or through the internet. State law provides detailed obligations for schools to establish prevention and response plans, investigate claims of bullying, and intervene to protect victims. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, however, has ruled in favor of limitations that prevent schools...

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