Two area residents filed a lawsuit against the East Haven Police Department late last week. In their filing, they allege that they suffered serious injuries as a result of police officers engaging in a high-speed pursuit of a wanted suspect on March 3.
There's a lot of research that's been done about how effective helmets are in preventing motorcyclists' injuries and deaths. Researchers' findings have led many state legislators to propose and ratify laws requiring bikers of all ages to wear motorcycle helmets. Connecticut, however, isn't one of those states where such legislation exists.
A few days ago, many gathered together at a friend's house or sports bar to have a few drinks as they cheered on their favorite teams during the Super Bowl. Many likely got in their cars and traveled home afterward without incident. They were the lucky ones as this is one of several days each year in which drivers fail to make it home because they get involved in a fatal drunk driving crash.
Commercial drivers operate massive trucks for a living, so most people tend to think of them as highly skilled drivers. While they may have more training and the capacity to be much better drivers, more factors than just education or experience influence how well a person can control a vehicle.
Do you listen to music every time you get in the car? A lot of us do, especially during our teenage years. Some people actually feel fairly awkward if they're driving in silence, like something is missing.
There's an old adage in business that applies to vehicle drivers just as much as it applies to service providers:
As people age, it can become harder for them to drive safely. Their reactions slow down. Physical responses become more difficult. They may experience diminishing senses, like hearing or eyesight. All of these issues can make them more dangerous drivers than they were in their youth.
On Aug. 6, two New Haven's Hope Child Development Center students were struck by a motorist while crossing the busy Howard and First intersection. Now city officials plan to install a raised crosswalk there to ensure that the same thing doesn't happen again.
Coming in contact with a suspected drunk driver in Connecticut can be overwhelming, stressful and downright frightening. You are likely worried about how you can protect yourself and those in your vehicle. One of the most important things to note is to never attempt to pull the vehicle over. This could lead to an incident of road rage. Here's some important information on how to report a drunk driver.
You get in a serious car accident when another driver drifts over the middle of the road and hits you head-on. That person was texting and driving. You wind up in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).