According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), as many as 40,000 individuals youths are killed in alcohol-involved car crashes each year. As many as 10,000 are killed.
You should avoid using your cellphone any time that you're operating a vehicle. If you have plans to visit Hamden, though, then you'll definitely want to steer clear from texting or calling and driving.
Researchers working on a 2016 study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) captured how road debris is responsible for some of the deadliest car crashes in the United States. In fact, between 2011 and 2014, there were more than 200,000 collisions caused by road debris. Approximately 500 people died and another 39,000 were injured in these crashes. This led AAA to highlight some risk factors for road debris accidents.
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.