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Posts tagged "Motor Vehicle Accidents"

An East Haven police chase results in 2 motorists getting hurt

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.

Helmets are effective at saving motorcyclists' lives

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.

Do fatal drunk driving crashes happen more often on holidays?

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.

Long hours on the job can make truckers bad drivers

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.

Talking about driving safety with seniors

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.

A New Haven intersection where kids were struck to be made safer

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.

Reporting a drunk driver in Connecticut

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.

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