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How Safe are Connecticut Drivers?

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A recent study shows CT motorists have the lowest number of incidents.

If you are a Connecticut driver, there is news that should make you proud. A study finds Connecticut drivers are the best in the nation.

According to CT Insider, a study released on Dec. 5, 2022, determined Connecticut drivers have the lowest number of driving incidents. Research by the insurance comparison platform QuoteWizard by LendingTree analyzed millions of insurance quotes from 2022, evaluating drivers on accidents, traffic citations, drunk driving charges, and speeding tickets.

Connecticut was ranked No. 50 in citations and DUIs, 49 in speeding tickets, and 45 in accidents.

While safe driving news is certainly good news, motorists should remember that accidents happen daily in Connecticut. Unfortunately, pedestrian fatalities are rising, according to a Fox61 report.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation stated that 74 pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles in 2022. Connecticut has not seen that many pedestrian deaths in one year since the mid-1980s, according to a spokesperson for the CT DOT.

What are the most common types of car accidents in Connecticut?

While the study ranked Connecticut drivers as "best in the nation," it only takes one negligent driver to cause a car accident that injures you or a loved one. In Connecticut, some crashes happen more often than others, including:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Intersection crashes
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side-impact collisions, or "T-bone" crashes
  • Rollover accidents

These are just a few common accidents that can lead to severe injury or even death. However, drivers can do their part to reduce the risk of a crash:

  • Don't get distracted by cell phones or anything else: Many crashes are traced back to someone texting or using a device while driving. Instead, pull over to a safe spot if you need to use the phone.
  • Don't drink and drive: If you have had alcohol, don't drive. Instead, use a designated driver or plan on calling a rideshare or taxi.
  • Don't drive angry: Road rage can lead to reckless driving, speeding, and other poor decisions. Instead, try to keep a cool head when you're behind the wheel.

How a lawyer can help after a car accident in Connecticut

If you are involved in an accident, you may face injuries that can significantly impact your life. You may face expensive medical bills. You may need to take time off from work, and tackling the insurance claim on your own can seem overwhelming.

That's why it's wise to consult with a Connecticut car accident attorney as soon as possible. The insurance company may offer a lowball settlement that doesn't begin to cover the full extent of your losses. They may even argue you were at fault when you did nothing wrong.

At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli, we handle the insurance companies for clients to fight for maximum compensation. We have years of experience representing clients involved in all types of car accidents in Connecticut. You can focus on your recovery while we focus on your claim.

To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today for a free consultation. We will listen to you and help you with your next steps. And as contingency fee lawyers, you pay no fees unless we win your case. Put experience on your side. Tell them you mean business!

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