Spring is here! You’ve tuned up your motorcycle and plan on going for a ride but, even with snow off the ground, the roads still pose a few significant hazards. Although other motorists should remain alert to motorcycle riders, bikers also have a duty to stay safe and aware. Keep the following points in mind for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
In Connecticut, the stretch of Interstate 95 extending east from New York City is known for two factors: extensive, time-consuming traffic and above average collision rates. In this corner of Fairfield County, the infrastructure has not been updated since the 1950s.
Fatal collisions have been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite less time spent on the road. Back in April, a report published in CT Insider revealed that the first four months of 2022 saw the same number of wrong-way crash fatalities as all of 2021.
Did you know that pedestrians account for nearly 20 percent of all traffic deaths? Non-fatal pedestrian accidents are also responsible for over 100,000 emergency room visits each year. Adults 65 and older, as well as children 15 and under, are at higher risk for pedestrian accidents than other age groups.
After years of suffering the harmful effects of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, military members, civilian employees and families at this U.S. Marine Corps Base between 1953 and 1987 can now seek compensation for cancer and other health concerns linked to exposure.