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Helmet laws in the spotlight

Drivers on the Connecticut roadways have to be aware of a variety of concerns and paying special attention to nearby motorcyclists is one of them. According to the Hartford Courant, the federal government ended a requirement that motorcyclists wear helmets in 1976, and Connecticut does not require motorcyclists to wear helmets.

Surviving summer: Teen drivers

As schools across Connecticut are taking a break for the season and warmer temperatures take families on trips to the beach or on a road trip to visit family, many heave a sigh of relief that summer is here. Yet for parents across the state, the fun in the sun can turn to terror as new reports show that teen drivers are at risk.

Connecticut drivers second worst in nation

Although many residents consider themselves safe drivers, NBC Connecticut reports that a new study rates drivers from Connecticut at 49 out drivers in all 50 states. Only Rhode Island drivers ranked worse. This data came from EverQuote, which created an app to measure several factors in driving safety, including how often drivers interacted with their smartphones, acceleration, turning and braking.

The real dangers of distracted driving

Most Connecticut residents are aware that distracted driving has been getting a lot more attention in the past few years than it had. This is with good reason as more information is coming to light showing just how dangerous this behavior really may be. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that in 2015 alone, almost 400,000 people were hurt in accidents involving a distracted driver. Almost another 3,500 died.

Increasing numbers of drugged driving accidents

When Connecticut residents think about driving under the influence, alcohol is usually the first substance which springs to mind. However, drugs may be the bigger concern when it comes to collisions caused by impaired driving. At Loughlin and Fitzgerald, we understand that these fatal crashes can have a large impact on your family.