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What to do after a drunk driving accident

Despite the known risks of drunk driving, there are drivers all across the state who make the decision to drive under the influence of alcohol, especially on weekends and holidays. As such, there is a risk of being involved in a drunk driving crash this weekend because it is also St. Patrick's Day.

Drunk driving deaths on the rise

Many can't wait for 2016 to end. Some cite the relentless election cycle that's finally run its course and others name the loss of beloved celebrities. For far too many, 2016 will be remembered by the loss of loved ones to fatal car crashes. 2016 goes on record as one of the worst years for drunken driving deaths, with nearly 28 drivers killed each day on US roads, CBS News reports.

Wisconsin school under fire for fake student death announcement

Distracted driving has become an epidemic, and the problem heavily affects teen drivers. According to AAA, in 60 percent of crashes involving a teen, the driver had been distracted by something for the six seconds before the accident happened. AAA investigated these accidents and found that 12 percent of the distractions were caused by mobile phone usage.

Study: fatal teen car crashes down, younger teens safer

On October 12, the Governors Highway Safety Association released a report analyzing 10 years of data related to teen driver safety. The good news: teen driver-involved accidents have gone down significantly. However, the researchers feel that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to continue saving young lives.

2016 vehicle deaths increase by 45 percent

In a terrifying new report released last week by the National Safety Council, the rate of Connecticut motor vehicle fatalities increased by 45 percent in the first 6 months of 2016 as compared to the same time period in 2015. There were 138 deaths from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2016 - an alarming increase compared to 95 last year. The study indicated that private vehicles are toward the top of the list of most dangerous ways to travel.

Pedestrians and drivers are at risk for injury over St. Patrick's Day

We all know that driving while intoxicated is dangerous and against the law. But people rarely think that walking while drunk is a problem. Legally, it isn't as much of an issue as drunk driving, although you could be cited for public intoxication or drunk and disorderly conduct.

Who is liable in chain-reaction accidents?

Snow and ice make driving treacherous, especially at high speeds. During this time of year, multi-vehicle accidents on highways are not uncommon. One driver may spin out of control and collide with several vehicles. Or a driver may fail to slow down on a slick road and rear-end another car. Either of these situations can result in a chain-reaction accident.

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