Deadly accidents involving large trucks went up an estimated 3% across the U.S. in 2018, according to preliminary numbers released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition, the agency reports that overall traffic deaths increased by around 4% in Connecticut and the rest of New England.
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Researchers at the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies have discovered that a light drizzle can increase the risk of a fatal auto accident by 27 percent. They reached their conclusion after analyzing 125,012 fatal car crashes that occurred between 2006 and 2011 in Connecticut and the rest of the 48 lower states. They also factored in how many cars were on the road.
Distracted and fatigued driving is a major problem for truck drivers in Connecticut and across the U.S. However, new technologies are now available that can detect when truckers are distracted or drowsy and prevent them from causing an accident.
There are numerous driver behaviors that commonly lead to crashes, including drunk driving, texting while driving and driving aggressively. These actions can and do cause serious and fatal car accidents, and drivers can face criminal penalties as well as a personal injury lawsuit.