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February 2016 Archives

During 2014, passenger vehicle occupants represented 97 percent of truck accident fatalities

Anyone who, while driving, has ever passed a large commercial truck may have experienced a bit of anxiety. The sheer size and weight of large tractor trailers coupled with the often sizable loads they're carrying can be intimidating to drivers of compact cars and cargo vans alike. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute indicates that drivers of passenger vehicles have good reason to fear sharing the road with commercial trucks as "most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants."

Tips for staying safe this winter on CT roadways

Harsh and unpredictable winter weather is simply a part of life if you live in Connecticut. One day you may have to contend with blizzard-like conditions, the next, freezing rain and sleet. The truth is you never know when Mother Nature will decide to dish out severe, not to mention dangerous, winter weather - weather that all too often leads to serious car collisions on Connecticut roadways.

Steps to take after a dog bite or attack

According to The Humane Society of the United States, nearly 80 million U.S. households have at least one pet. Dogs are among one of the most popular pets and there are nearly 78 million dogs that are kept as pets throughout the U.S. While dogs are widely known for being loyal and trusted companions, every dog also has the capacity to be aggressive and bite.