Drowsy driving is a widespread trend that has inspired various safety initiatives, including the National Sleep Foundation's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week and HHS' Healthy People 2020 program. Drivers in Connecticut should respond by learning what the dangers are and doing what they can to avoid drowsy driving.
Vehicle infotainment systems are distracting drivers in Connecticut and across the U.S., according to a new study. Apparently, the systems demand too much brain power for drivers to adequately pay attention to the road.
Whether or not anyone has seen an autonomous car operating on the streets of Connecticut, most people agree that such vehicles are coming in the near future. However, a computer programmer and professor in the field believes that errors in the method of programming could lead to unsafe vehicles.
For people in Connecticut who have been injured in a car accident, some of the most common types of injuries are related to the soft tissue. These types of injuries are differentiated from injuries to bones and cartilage; instead, they primarily effect muscles, ligaments and tendons. Sprains, strains, soreness and tears represent some of the common forms that these injuries take.
Many Connecticut drivers are aware that driving can be a dangerous activity, especially as drowsy and distracted drivers are found on the roadways. However, a study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that collision avoidance systems like lane departure warning systems and blind spot alerts can save lives.
One misconception people have about motor vehicle accidents is that "It takes two" - two or more vehicles to justify a claim.
Previous studies showed a link between ADHD and a higher risk of getting into a car accident. However, if a driver in Connecticut with ADHD takes medication, that accident risk may be reduced according to a study published in May 2017 in JAMA Psychiatry.
Connecticut motorists may have heard that fatal car accidents in the U.S. reached a nine-year high in 2016 despite the adoption of several safety features. It was determined that the increase in the number of fatal accidents were caused by excessive speeding, the failure to use seat belts and the increase in the number of motorcycle deaths.
Traffic safety advocates believe that smartphones are causing more deadly car accidents in Connecticut and across the U.S., but new federal statistics show that distracted driving deaths actually declined in 2016. What is going on?
While many Connecticut drivers believe that those traveling long distances may be more likely to become involved in a car accident, the fact is that many crashes actually occur within 25 miles of home.