Each change of seasons brings its own driving challenges… the winter season most of all. As we head into another snowy, icy, wet and cold time of year – remember these things to help you avoid a car accident on Connecticut roads.
Winter Safe Driving Tips:
1. Make sure you car is ready for the tough conditions ahead. Check the brakes, battery, belts, filters, lights, tires, windshield wipers and fluid and anti-freeze .
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Recently released studies on highway safety provide disturbing news for motorists. There is a higher frequency of car crashes in Hartford, ironically the Insurance Capital of the World, than in any other major metropolitan area in the U.S. And Bridgeport is close behind Hartford. These studies show that Connecticut drivers face real safety challenges – particularly errors made by other drivers.
The two studies showing low scores for Connecticut drivers were the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2010 Motor Vehicle Crashes Overview and the 2011 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.
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The Connecticut State Legislature is currently considering legislation to allow cities and towns to install what are called Red Light Cameras. These devices record the behavior of drivers at traffic lights allowing for automated fining of drivers who run red lights.
Drivers ignoring or running red lights are a persistent cause of serious car accidents in Connecticut.
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