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Rule tries to tackle the problem of trucker fatigue

The fact that a truck driver could become fatigued in Connecticut while operating a semi truck or other large rig is not surprising. These drivers often spend many hours on the road and may even be forced to drive in the wee hours of the morning or late at night. Being alone while driving may also influence their ability to remain alert being the wheel.

How Can I Prevent Car Accidents From Occurring?

Even the safest drivers in New Haven may find themselves involved in a car accident, despite their best efforts. While you can’t always prevent an accident from occurring, there are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of crash as well as reduce the severity of injury or property damage. The Balance offers the following tips to drivers to ensure they remain safe and secure behind the wheel.

Understanding "move over" laws

If you were asked what would be the absolute worst place to stop your car, you would likely echo the same answer that many in New Haven might give: the side of the freeway. Yet in some of the cases that we here at The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC deal with, people are often left with little choice. If your vehicle has recently become disabled on a freeway, then you are well aware of just how harrowing such an experience can be. If that incident resulted in another car striking yours, then you may justly be questioning who is at fault. 

The distractions caused by eating while driving

Oftentimes there are telltale indicators at the scene of a car accident in New Haven that suggest that the driver responsible for it was distracted. Most might assume that indicator to be a cell phone, and that if one is found in the driver console of a crashed vehicle, that the driver was either talking or texting. Yet as awareness increases of other methods of distraction that many employ while driving, authorities and investigators may start looking for other clues (such as discarded food wrappers or empty drink cups). 

Man killed by drunk driver day after Christmas

While January is in full swing now, the memories made during the recent holiday season should still be fresh in the minds of Connecticut residents. For most people, the expectation is that these memories are good ones. For some, however, these memories are filled with tragedy, loss and disbelief. Such is likely the experience of the friends and family of one man from South Bound Brook.

How does alcohol affect driving skills?

The holidays always bring plenty of opportunities for making merry in Connecticut, and several opportunities to drink and drive. Despite the DUI checkpoints, repeated public service warnings not to drink and drive and the availability of ride-share programs to see drinkers home, they may still be tempted to get behind the wheel after having “just a few,” putting you and others on the road in danger. 

Could driving with a pet pose too many risks?

Bringing the dog along is never a bad idea -- unless the beloved fluffy one is rambunctious in the vehicle. While cell phones and various dashboard gadgets commonly cause drivers to become distracted, pets have also posed serious risks on the road. Some experts urge pet owners in Connecticut to be especially aware of these risks for a number of reasons, the first being safety for all passengers. 

Texting while driving is distracted driving and it is deadly

Connecticut drivers, passengers and pedestrians are all potential victims of others who engage in distracted driving. There are many ways become subject to distraction on the road, but some are within the driver’s control. Connecticut has its own law aimed at reducing distracted driving.

Texting, driving and the law

In today's technologically-centered society, it is difficult to imagine life without a cell phone. Unfortunately, some Connecticut residents hold to this notion even while operating motor vehicles. Texting and driving has long been a nationwide issue, especially among young drivers. While some accidents leave drivers with nothing more than a mere dented bumper, others do not end so fortunately. Regardless of the severity of the accident, those caught using cell phones while driving could face major consequences.

What are some medical conditions that cause car crashes?

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, any number of factors can lead to a crash. Sometimes, wrecks are caused by drivers failing to pay attention behind the wheel or stay within the speed limit. Regrettably, some accidents also take place because of a driver’s medical condition. Whether you are concerned about a health condition you have or were struck by someone who suffered from a medical condition, it is vital to understand some of the different medical issues that people suffer from which may cause a crash.

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