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How Connecticut is Looking to Reduce Traffic Accidents in the State

In 2020, Connecticut saw a rise in fatal car accidents, although there were less drivers on the road. According to the UConn Crash Data Repository, last year, there were 291 traffic deaths statewide compared to 2019 with only 242. The NHTSA’s analysis indicated that the main factors that increased the fatality rate were impaired driving, speeding, and failure to wear a seat belt. The rise in traffic fatalities is a major concern for not only state officials, but parents of teenage children. The spokeswoman for AAA in Greater Hartford, says that ten people died in crashes involving teen drivers in Connecticut...

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Factors Contributing to Car Accidents Among Teen Drivers

Young drivers are a high-risk group whose relative inexperience behind the wheel combined with the impulsiveness of youth makes them more likely to be involved in car crashes. Vehicle safety features reduce crash risk when paired with safe driving. To gain the maximum benefit from safety features, young drivers must focus first and foremost on developing safe driving habits and refining their driving skills. The number of car accidents among young drivers is increasing. In 2011, nearly 2,650 teenagers aged 16-19 died and 292,000 people suffered injuries in motor vehicle crashes. There are various factors which contribute to car accidents among...

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Hit By a Car From Behind

On the average, there are over 3,000 car accidents every day. Over one million people die in road crashes each year, and 20 to 50 million are injured or disabled. More than one third of these accidents are rear end collision events, and the liability for these accidents does not always belong to the car travelling in back of the vehicle that is hit. The severity of car accident related injuries depend upon the details of the accident. Two of the most common types of car accident related injuries are head and back injuries. These types of injuries are also...

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Stamford family, friends hold scholarship fundraiser to honor teen football player killed in car crash

Last year, a young Stamford Highschool football player, Ky-mani Antoine died in a car accident, and his teammates and family organized a flag football tournament in his name. The tournament, sponsored by The Reinken Law Firm, raised a scholarship to honor Antoine’s dream of playing in the NFL. Read full article here...

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Sleep Related Vehicle Accidents

The fast-paced and stressful environment of today’s world sometimes makes getting enough of the right kind of sleep difficult to accomplish. We have so many things on our mind and so much to do that our sleep patterns may become disrupted. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in approximately 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries and 12.5 billion in monetary losses. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, people who sleep six to seven hours per night are twice as likely to be involved in...

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