Women in Connecticut are more likely to be injured in a motor vehicle accident than men. In 2001, a piece in USA Today suggested that seat belts that were not designed with women in mind were to blame along with how women tended to sit and several other factors.
Commercial truck drivers in Connecticut and the rest of the United States may soon be able to drive longer without having to stop to rest, as the Department of Transportation intends to relax its regulations. This change is something that has been pursued by the trucking industry for some time. However, safety advocates advise that such a move will result in weakened regulations and the occurrences of safety hazards from sleep-deprived truck drivers.