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Are Teenage Driving Laws to Blame for Connecticut Car Accidents?

Over the past two weeks the words "car accident" have appeared in the local Connecticut headlines over a dozen times! We learned about car vs. car accidents, tractor trailer vs. car accident, car vs. house accident, and car vs. pedestrian accidents! Why is this happening? In Connecticut we have enjoyed very mild winter driving conditions. Accidents caused by snow, sleet, and ice are nothing compared to last winter!

So what or who is to blame for the continuing number of Connecticut car crashes? Certainly our driving laws are being enforced. Streets and highways are patrolled 24/7 by Connecticut Sate and local police. Speeding limits are closely monitored through the use of radar guns. Local police make sure that we are safe by enforcing and issuing fines for not wearing seatbelts. Tickets are being written for distracted driving. What is left? Some think that the new teenage driving laws are to blame.

The teen laws prohibiting car pooling have resulted in an enormous increase of young drivers on the road at any given time - but mostly commuter traffic times! The empty HOV lanes are proof of that even though the highway is filled with cars. Drive by any Connecticut high school between 7:00-7:30am and you will see long lines of vehicles all driving to the same destination with only the driver present. With all of these young drivers on the road at the same time you would think they are to blame for the continued number of Connecticut car crashes.

However, read the recent headlines regarding Connecticut car accidents and you won't find any young drivers mentioned. These recent accidents have all involved drivers in their late 20's and older. So if we cant blame law enforcement, and we cant blame young drivers, we must review our own driving behavior and make sure we continue to drive with caution, always watching out for "the other guy " who might drive through a stop light or sign.

We should be aware of how close we follow another car, providing enough distance incase the car ahead stops suddenly or slams on the brakes. After decades of listening to victims of car accidents I can only warn that you can never be too careful! On this snowy winter day, please drive safe! If you or a loved one have been the victim of a connecticut car accident and would like a free consultation with a Connecticut car accident lawyer call us at 1-800-4-INJURY, or click here to reach us online.

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