Tips for driving safely in an unfamiliar area over the holidays

Many of us will be driving to unfamiliar destinations this holiday season. Whether you're going to a party in a part of the city you haven't been to before or you're taking an out-of-state road trip, being in an area you don't know can hamper your ability to drive safely.

What is 'Blackout Wednesday?'

If you're already dealing with the aftermath of a serious car accident, you may still be somewhat anxious when you get behind the wheel. The upcoming holiday season may be particularly nerve-wracking because you know that there are more drunk drivers on the road than ever. Too many people get behind the wheel after they've been drinking at holiday parties and family gatherings.

Mother, daughter say state trooper was drunk when he hit them

Sometimes, victims of car crashes can hold others liable in civil court besides the at-fault driver. A Connecticut mother and daughter are suing a Connecticut State Police (CSP) trooper as well as the state itself and the owners of a brewery for a crash in Southbury that injured them.

Can motorcyclists suffer from crush injuries?

Connecticut motorcyclists understand that you are at risk for more severe injury than some of your counterparts on the road. This is because you don't have a lot of coverage. The lack of coverage can also lend itself to crush injuries, which can be quite brutal.

Connecticut car crash injures 4 and kills 2

Stamford, Connecticut, was the site of a deadly one-car accident approximately two weeks ago when a sedan carrying one 20-year-old and five teenagers crashed into two utility poles at a high rate of speed. As a result of the collision, two of the teenagers are dead and the four other vehicle occupants, including the driver, sustained significant injuries. Authorities hope to eventually interview the survivors to gain more information into the cause of the crash. 

Brake failure a frequent cause of commercial truck crashes

Because of their size and weight, commercial trucks gain considerable speed when traveling down Connecticut hills, and if the professionals driving those trucks do not know how to effectively slow their vehicles, they pose a serious safety threat to everyone on the roadway. At Loughlin Fitzgerald, P.C., we understand that brake failure issues are frequent factors in many of today’s semi-truck crashes, and we also recognize that many crashes resulting from brake failure issues could be avoidable if truckers had adequate experience and training.

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.

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