With autumn approaching, many teenagers who got their Connecticut driver’s license during the summer will now put their skills to the test. Those who did not travel frequently or have a summer job now have to drive to school every week day and night for the next nine months.
Motor vehicle wrecks happen for many reasons, but they are often caused by driver error. There are all sorts of mistakes that are frequently made behind the wheel, some of which are intentional and reckless (illegal street racing, driving while intoxicated, etc.), some of which are accidental. Either way, the consequences of a crash can have a disastrous impact on someone’s life and leave them with many different problems. Sometimes, these accidents claim lives as well. In this post, we will examine how overconfidence can play a role in motor vehicle collisions.
Commercial truck drivers carry a large load: 80,000 pounds, to be exact. That barreling weight causes a lot of damage if it’s not maneuvered efficiently. Fatigued driving is a symptom that occasionally affects all of us. But while driving is a means for traveling to and from our jobs, driving is a truck driver’s sole responsibility.
There is a plethora of risk factors that can lead to a car wreck, such as the use of drugs or alcohol, using a smartphone while driving and going over the speed limit. Driving during the night can be particularly dangerous and some drivers may not realize that certain aspects of nighttime driving, such as using headlights, can increase the probability of a motor vehicle wreck.