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Pedestrian fatalities on the rise

Pedestrians were less safe for car accidents in 2016 than in previous years, according to a new study. Reviewing data collected in the first half of last year, the report says that pedestrian fatalities have increased at four times the rate of traffic deaths this decade (and traffic deaths are on the rise too).

Connecticut struggles to enforce "Move Over" law

Connecticut motorists who need help from police, paramedics, firefighters or other responders while on the road should feel confident that they can be safe in the process of getting help. Similarly, those who provide help to motorists should also feel that they will be safe in the process. To help this, Connecticut has enacted a law referred to as the "Move Over" law. This legislation requires that drivers maintain a free lane between disabled vehicles and responders and their moving vehicles.

Driving safely on black ice

As winter weather progresses, many Connecticut drivers have to contend with snow-covered or icy roads. One hazard that drivers should be especially cautious of is black ice. It is important to know how to recognize it and what should be done when it is encountered.

Car accidents over Thanksgiving weekend

Many Connecticut residents spend Thanksgiving with their loved ones. Often, this includes travel on the nation’s highways. However, the danger of being in a car accident increases significantly over holiday weekends. Connecticut drivers need to be aware of this so that they can stay safe on the road.

Keeping children safe on Halloween

While many Connecticut families are picking out costumes for Halloween, they may not stop to consider the dangers associated with the evening. Halloween is notable for the plethora of car accidents that occur on this day, and to keep children safe, it is good for parents to know the risks.

Effect of marijuana on drivers

Many Connecticut drivers know about the dangers of drinking and driving. With the legalization of marijuana in various states across the country, including Connecticut, drivers may not think about the hazards associated with marijuana. Because marijuana has many uses, ranging from recreational to medicinal, drivers should educate themselves about all of its effects, especially if they plan to drive.

Video - Tips for When You're in a Motor Vehicle Accident (2016)

Motor Vehicle Accidents can be extremely devastating, but are always unexpected. While it may be difficult to feel prepared for the possibility of an accident, we've put together several tips that you should keep in mind just in case the worst happens to you. Following these tips immediately after being in an accident will help you build a strong case. 

Accident risks associated with debris on roads

Summer vacation time often means road trips. For many Connecticut residents, this may also mean packed vehicles that require putting extra items on rooftops or towing gear in trailers. While this can be an effective means of transporting things, it may also increase the risk of accidents according to AAA.

2016 Fourth of July holiday more dangerous than 2015

Every year as the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Connecticut residents hear, see and read warnings about the need to drive safely over the holiday. It is a sad fact that during this time each year, there may be an increased risk of being in an accident in part because of the volume of traffic on the roads.