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Work Zone Accidents Are On the Rise

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), work zone fatalities are on the rise. Most recently, this increase is due in part to more reckless driving incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the lockdown, fatal work zone accidents increased 11 percent from 2018 to 2019, while the number of crashes outside of construction zones decreased two percent.

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What Is Connecticut’s Move Over Law?

A recent accident along I-395 exemplified why Connecticut enacted its Move Over Law in 2009. A tow truck driver who was assisting at the scene was hit by a tractor trailer that did not slow down or change lanes. Although no one was injured, both vehicles were damaged.

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Who’s Responsible In a Bicycle Accident?

While solo bicycle accidents are more common, collisions with cars and trucks pose a greater safety hazard. Similar to motorcycle riders, cyclists have little to no protection in an accident.

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Fatal Car Accidents Up Year-over-Year in Connecticut

Road traffic has significantly decreased over the past year. With fewer people commuting during the Coronavirus pandemic, areas previously known for congestion have become mostly clear for those still traveling. While these conditions may sound ideal, near-empty roads have resulted in more dangerous driving behaviors.

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Car Accidents In a Snowstorm: Establishing Responsibility

Based on statistics from the Federal Highway Administration, about 25 percent of all weather-related crashes can be attributed to snow, ice and slushy conditions.

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