In newer-model cars, rearview or backup cameras are now included among the standard safety features. However, adoption for commercial vehicles, including trucks and buses, has been somewhat slower in the United States. In Europe, the Council of the European Union announced last year that advanced safety features will be required of all trucks, buses and cars for personal and commercial purposes by 2022.
Many people love to “spring forward” and gain an extra hour of evening light but could this time shift be deadly? According to research from the University of Colorado Boulder, traffic accidents increase by 6 percent in the week after clocks go forward.
The increase in vaping-related illnesses – known as e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injuries (EVALI) – prompted the FDA to officially ban flavored e-cigarette pods in January 2020. However, this move is only one step toward holding e-cigarette manufacturers like Juul accountable for a decade’s worth of questionable marketing practices.
For those planning to ride on Connecticut’s roads, it’s advised to be aware of the local laws in advance. What should you know?
A traffic study released by AAA in August 2019 found that fatalities related to drivers running red lights hit their peak in 2017. There were 939 deaths involving drivers illegally going through intersections that year, an increase for the third straight year and up 31 percent from 2009.