DOT wants to relax trucker drive time rules

Anyone who lives in Connecticut and has ever been alongside a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle on the road knows how quickly they can feel dwarfed when in a typical passenger vehicle. The large size of these rigs is one factor that makes truck accidents so horrific and dangerous.

Motorcyclist killed in multi-vehicle Connecticut crash

Regardless of who is at fault, a motorcyclist is more vulnerable to injury in a collision with a car than occupants of the other vehicle. This is due to the exposure that results from sitting on top of a vehicle rather than inside an enclosed space. A crash involving a motorcycle and two cars in a residential neighborhood of Waterbury, Connecticut, resulted in the motorcyclist's death following ejection from his vehicle. An investigation into the accident required authorities to close down North Main Street in the vicinity of the collision for some time thereafter. 

Autonomous vehicle technologies

Regardless of a person's views on self-driving vehicles, it is important to have a basic understanding of how these cars operate as they are becoming more prevalent today. Connecticut drivers may actually be surprised that even the vehicles they buy today but do not consider to be self-driving still feature many self-driving functions and technologies.

Connecticut's drunk driving problem

Connecticut residents have many things to be proud of when it comes to their state. However, there is one area in which the state is leading the nation but that does not represent one of the areas that offer residents a reason to feel positive about where they live. That area involves drunk driving deaths. 

Questions about safety following fiery Connecticut crash

Early last Monday morning, a fiery crash among four vehicles on Interstate 84 in East Hartford, Connecticut, resulted in the deaths of two people. The accident took place on a bridge, and authorities had some concern that the asphalt may have become damaged due to the heat from the resulting fire. The interstate closed down for several hours to allow law enforcement to conduct its investigation and the Department of Transportation to assess the need for any repairs. 

Safety awareness during National Bike Month

With the change in weather, many people in Connecticut and across the country will be dusting off their bicycles and getting ready to ride. Bicycling can be a fun and healthy activity, but cyclists also need to understand their risks and drivers should be aware they can be sharing the road with bicycles at any time.

Conn. driver extricated from vehicle after bus collision

Emergency personnel summoned to the scene of a collision between a vehicle and a near-empty school bus early Thursday afternoon in Stamford, Connecticut, had to use the "Jaws of Life" to extricate the driver from her car. The crash sent three people to the hospital and temporarily closed down the road where it took place.

Motor vehicle crashes and extreme cold

There are all sorts of weather-related hazards to watch out for while behind the wheel, such as strong winds which knock tree limbs onto the road and heavy rain that interferes with visibility. During the winter months, many parts of the country face especially dangerous conditions due to snow and ice. Moreover, this winter has brought extremely cold temperatures to many states, which can be dangerous for a variety of reasons. Often, it is smart to stay off of the road when temperatures are very cold and it is snowing heavily.

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