For many of our Connecticut drivers, the act of moving over when one sees an ambulance or some other emergency vehicle on the side of road may seem like it is just something drivers do as a matter of courtesy. But, the reality is that Connecticut law actually requires motor vehicle operators to move over to the next lane when they approach an emergency vehicle that is standing and assisting accident victims.
More than 10,000 people lose their lives in drunk driving accidents every year in the United States. This means about 30 people die each day because of a drunk driver.
When it comes to vehicular accidents, many people think that the impact of the crash is what causes serious injuries. Though it is true that a collision can directly result in serious injuries, seldom do people consider fires from a collision which may not only lead to further serious injuries but may also result in death. Accidents happen, but typically a collision between a semi-truck or tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle can be more devastating because of the sheer size and weight difference between these different types of vehicles.
Every day local newspapers and TV news invariably have news about car accidents and injuries people have suffered. Sadly, accidents happen too often, injuring and killing motorists on Connecticut roadways.
Independence Day celebrations are fun for all with fireworks, food with family and friends. But this holiday can be deadly if people in their celebratory fervor get behind the wheel while drunk. According to the Connecticut State Police, last year during the three-day Independence Day holiday over 40 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and police investigated over 300 car crashes. About 50 or so of those car crashes had injuries.