Car accidents are a leading cause of death in the United States, and Connecticut is no exception. Connecticut residents who have been injured as a result of a car accident may want to take the other driver to court in hopes of getting compensation for damages such as medical bills and lost wages. However, the court will first have to determine that the driver was indeed negligent. Even if it seems like a clear-cut case to the injured party, negligent driving has a specific legal definition.
Passenger vehicle and truck drivers in Connecticut should know about Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual event held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. It is a period of increased enforcement of traffic laws, and it affects all drivers in North America. Drivers caught engaging in dangerous behaviors will be issued a warning or citation.
Connecticut residents may have heard that the way to reduce distracted driving is to better educate people about the risks and better enforce the laws surrounding it. However, an online study from Wakefield Research, a market research firm, involving nearly 2,000 drivers across the nation shows that ignorance is not really the issue.