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Driverless Semi-Trucks to Roll Out on U.S. Roads

In recent years, driverless ride-sharing vehicles have been seen in cities, but the technology continues to evolve and expand. Later this year, Aurora Innovation Inc. plans to put autonomous 18-wheelers on roads in Texas. Self-driving semis raise questions about safety While the promise of autonomous trucks holds potential benefits, such as increased efficiency and reduced...

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Springfield Tops List for Traffic Fatalities in Massachusetts

Springfield, with its rich history and vibrant community, unfortunately, carries a dark statistic that cannot be ignored. The city in Massachusetts has the deadliest streets in the Commonwealth. Springfield streets found to be the most dangerous According to StreetsblogMASS, WalkMassachusetts released a survey of fatal pedestrian accidents for 2023 that revealed Springfield to be the...

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Connecticut Launches 'Put the Phone Away or Pay' Campaign

Why using a phone while driving is a recipe for disaster Knowing that smartphones are one of the primary distractions for drivers in Connecticut, the state has launched a campaign called “Put the Phone Away or Pay” to crack down on negligent motorists. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the April 2024 campaign will...

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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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