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March 2016 Archives

Understanding the serious nature of truck accidents

Truck accidents are a serious danger. During 2012 in the United States, 333,000 large trucks were involved in truck accidents. In addition, during 2012 in the United States, 3,921 victims were killed and 104,000 victims were injured in truck accidents. Truck accident fatalities increased 4 percent in 2012 from 3,781truck accident fatalities in 2011 to 3,921 truck accident fatalities in 2012. Of the truck accident fatalities in 2012, 73 percent were occupants of vehicles other than the truck.

Categories of symptoms for traumatic brain injuries

Most Connecticut residents know that a traumatic brain injury can be caused by many different events, including a fall or a vehicular injury. They may also know some of the common symptoms of this kind of event, including a loss of memory, headache and unconsciousness. However, many people may not realize that there are actually three categories of symptoms that are used by medical professionals to identify a traumatic brain injury.

Driving behaviors that can trigger road rage events

Many Connecticut residents don't realize the consequences of some types of driving behaviors. They blissfully motor along unaware that they may be inciting another driver to commit an act of road rage. Road rage is a significant problem on Connecticut roadways, and motorists need to make sure they are not contributing to the issue, either consciously or unconsciously. So, here are some behaviors that can trigger road rage events and possibly lead to fatal car accidents.

What components of a motorcycle need to be checked before riding?

Most automobile drivers fail to perform a safety check on their vehicle before they take a trip. In fact, most just jump in their car, turn the ignition on and go. But, while this lack of preparation usually doesn't affect their journey, the decision not to perform a safety check on a motorcycle before using it can be disastrous and could lead to a motorcycle accident. That's because a motorcycle needs significantly more attention than a car. But, what types of safety checks should a motorcyclist perform on their bike before taking a trip?

Driving behaviors that increase the chances of a car accident

Connecticut motorists see examples of distracted driving on a daily basis. They see other drivers moving along, blissfully unaware that they are not paying attention to the road and traffic conditions. They may be talking on their cell phones, checking emails or even reaching for some other item in their car. Now, a new study has released information indicating exactly how dangerous some of these activities can be.

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