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How to Share the Road with Truck Drivers in Snow & Ice

As a driver in New England, you know how the roads can get in winter: Slick and slippery until they are plowed after a snowstorm. For commercial truck drivers, the dangers of driving on ice and snow are multiplied. Although these drivers have an advanced skill set in terms of vehicle maneuverability and skid control, they also have to factor in the behavior of the other drivers around them, which can make winter travel more challenging.

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7 Specific Causes of Truck Accidents

After you get into an accident with another motorist, you may have an idea of what happened and the next steps you’ll need to take. Yet, when the vehicle that hits you is a semi-tractor trailer, the situation can suddenly become more complex.

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Who Is Liable in a Commercial Truck Accident?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, about 12 percent of fatal accidents in 2015 involved at least one large truck. In addition to these 3,838 deaths, there were 476,000 non-fatal accidents involving a sizable vehicle. Looking at Connecticut roadways specifically, 40 people died in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) accidents. CMVs are vehicles over 10,000 pounds used for interstate transportation of goods.

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Why You Should Remove Snow from Your Car Before Driving

As you start your morning commute, you discover that a few inches of snow fell the night before. Not only that, but morning dew has coated it with ice, freezing it to your car’s surface. You’ve got to hit the highway or you’ll be late! In a pinch, you scrape off your windows for enough…

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Why is Truck Driving a Deadly Profession?

Approximately 3,660 people were fatalities in large truck accidents in 2014. As a result of their large size in comparison to smaller passenger vehicles, only 16 percent of those deaths were of truck drivers. However, these drivers have a high risk of death due to their working conditions. Aside from commercial motor vehicle accidents, why…

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