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What can truckers do to reduce the risk of accidents?

Motorists often find themselves driving alongside commercial trucks on Connecticut highways. In this case, ensuring that all who share the road remain safe and secure is a responsibility of everyone, including truckers. While you can't always prevent accidents from occurring, the actions motorists take can greatly reduce the risk of a crash. Accordingly, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration explains what the drivers of big rigs must do to prevent collisions from occurring.

Avoid distractions

Recovering from a dog bite

There are many different traumatic experiences that people may go through in life, but some can be especially hard. For example, some people are attacked by a vicious dog while they are walking in their neighborhood or trying to relax at the beach. These attacks can lead to many different consequences, from scarring and other physical problems to mental trauma that haunts a victim for the rest of their life. In New Britain and all other parts of Connecticut, it is vital for dog bite victims to realize which legal options they may have and do everything they can to recover.

There are many issues to consider with respect to dog bites. For example, dog owners who have any reason to suspect that their pet may pose a risk to others should do everything they can to prevent an attack. Sadly, some dog owners are irresponsible and do not show any regard for the safety of others. Some people know that their dog may bite someone, but they allow the animal to roam free on either public or private property. Dog bite victims may face a lot of pain and the attack could derail their lives in a myriad of ways.

What should you do if your tire blows out while you are driving?

Despite your preparation for inclement weather or hazardous road conditions in Connecticut, no matter how confident you are, it can be incredibly shocking to be in the moment where you have to navigate a dangerous risk on the road while you are driving. For example, if you are driving your vehicle and your tire blows out, what should you do? Even the slightest overcorrection or overreaction could instantly put your life at risk. Understanding how to safely navigate this dire scenario is essential to help you remain calm if you ever find yourself in that position. 

According to Allstate Insurance Company, the biggest mistake that you can make if your tire blows out is to frantically try to get your vehicle onto the shoulder. Depending on your position in traffic, this could require you to navigate your disabled vehicle across multiple lanes of traffic at the expense of your safety and the safety of others.

What Connecticut cities see the most distracted driving crashes?

Distracted driving can lead to serious collisions. A recent analysis looked into how many accidents involving distracted driving the different cities, towns and villages in Connecticut have seen in the period running from 2015 to 2018. It did this by reviewing traffic data that went up to Sept. 8 of this year.

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