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Smartphones behind rise in car crashes among mobile workers

The vehicle management and reimbursement platform Motus offers various tools that help businesses lower the collision rates among their mobile workers. Still, mobile workers are always connected and thus more prone to drive distracted. Motus has focused on this trend in its 2018 Distracted Driving Report, and its findings should be of interest to all Connecticut road users.

Fewer fatalities with rural traffic roundabouts

Rural Connecticut roads might be safer if developers replace traffic-light intersections with roundabouts. While traffic lights reduce the number of accidents overall, the crashes that do occur are more likely to lead to severe injuries. There are not fewer accidents with roundabouts, but there are fewer fatalities and serious injuries.

Preventing the impact of drowsy driving

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.

Programming autonomous vehicles

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.

Soft tissue injuries can result from car accidents

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.

Collision avoidance systems shown to prevent car crashes

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.

Car accident fatalities hit nine-year high

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.

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