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The dangers of aggressive driving

Tailgating, using high beams and honking the horn can be more than just an annoyance for drivers on Connecticut roadways. These dangerous behaviors are signs of aggressive driving.  Connecticut State Police report that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, aggressive driving entails operating a motor vehicle in a way that endangers or may endanger people or property.

Negligent entrustment explained

Car accidents in New Haven are a fact of life. That does not mean, however, that you have to accept you being involved in one as an inevitability. The causes of collisions can typically be linked to the actions of at least one of the drivers involved. If it is discovered that the driver who caused yours had previously shown him or herself to be a reckless or irresponsible driver (and was not even in his or her own car), then you justly question who allowed him or her to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. We at The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC are here to tell you that not only is such a question justified, but also one that might be in your best interests to pursue. 

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.

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