The Best Time Of Day To Avoid A New Haven Bicycle Accident

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August 4th, 2022

There are some beautiful places to ride your bike in the city of New Haven and surrounding areas.  The summer is one of the best times to get out on your bike and ride, but if you’re not careful there are certain times of the day when the sun can be so aggressively hot and bright that it is more likely then others to cause you to get into a New Haven bicycle accident. It is important to take into account the weather conditions when you’re thinking about going for a bike ride.  Some, who are more experienced riders then others, may be able to ride safely in most conditions, but if you’re a casual rider who only goes out for the occasional ride you may need to keep an eye on the weather conditions.  You will also want to monitor the time of day, always, but especially in the summer months. What does the time of day have to do with safety when riding your bike?  Well, riding your bike when the sun is on it’s way down can create massive amounts of dangerous rays that will leave your eyes unable to monitor the road ahead of you.  You have experienced this if you commute in a car, when the sun is at a certain point in the sky you aren’t able to drive…continue reading

Wrong Way Auto Accident Fatalities Soar And The State Is Stepping In

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August 2nd, 2022

In the three years leading up to 2022, there were 19 total fatalities from wrong way drivers combined in the state.  Since the calendar turned to 2022 there have already been 20 fatalities and we’re only in the month of August.  This staggering statistics has state officials concerned and they are going to do something about it.  Getting into a New Haven auto accident with a wrong way driver could mean serious injury or death, so these new measures are a welcome help to drivers throughout our area and around the state. Governor Lamont announced late last month that the state would be investing $20 million in measures meant to help alert people of a potential wrong way driver.  The system, which the Department of Transportation is already ready to pilot would install cameras at the on and off ramps of exits which if a wrong way driver were to be detected it would alert other drivers on the road that there was the potential for danger ahead on the road where the wrong way driver was detected. This additional infrastructure is a direct response to the increase in fatalities that are due to wrong way crashes.  So, what has changed over the course of this year?  Transportation officials in the state point to the increase in people drinking and driving coming out of the…continue reading

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Avoiding A New Haven Pedestrian Accident

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July 30th, 2022

Walking around New Haven can be such a wonderful experience that it can often make you forget that there are certain things you should and shouldn’t do to avoid a New Haven pedestrian accident.  When you’re walking around and exploring the city’s wonderful shops and restaurants or visiting one of our neighborhood parks, your mind may not be on the safety aspect of your stroll, but it should be.  If you aren’t safe, your enjoyment will be diminished significantly. Safety should be your number one priority while you’re walking through the city and it should become second nature to you so you can always remain safe.  If you work on getting down the basics of staying safe so you don’t even have to think about them more then once or twice a year, you will be well on your way to a safe and enjoyable stroll through the city.  So, read over these dos and don’ts of safety when you’re out walking, commit them to memory, and then head out and enjoy your walk with the peace of mind that you are ready to be a safe walker without even having to think about it. The DO’s of being a pedestrian in New Haven: 1.) DO unplug from all of your devices.  Make sure that you are highly engaged in your own safety without having…continue reading

Stay Cool While Riding To Avoid A New Haven Motorcycle Accident

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July 28th, 2022

It’s been one hot summer so far here in the Elm City and in the coming weeks the heat may get even worse, but we never want the hot weather to deter you from riding your motorcycle.  However, hot and steamy weather can have an impact on your safety and lead to a New Haven motorcycle accident if you’re not careful.  Buzzing around the streets of the city can be so much fun, but if you’re overheated and having trouble focusing due to your temperature you may find yourself in danger of injuring yourself, your passenger, or someone else along the road, so you need to be careful. While it is critically important to your safety when riding a motorcycle to wear the proper clothing, some of the right articles of clothing can be extremely hot and bothersome when riding, but nonetheless they should be worn.  A helmet is one of the items of equipment that you should wear at all times to keep yourself safe and while it is not mandated by law in the state of Connecticut, it is highly recommended to keep you safe while riding.  Long pants and sleeves should also be worn at all times.  If you do get into an accident and hit the hot pavement with exposed skin you could get yourself seriously hurt. Wearing this type of…continue reading

Avoid A New Haven Dog Bite Injury While On Vacation

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July 26th, 2022

The summer weather is perfect for a vacation with the whole family and what better place to vacation then along the Connecticut shoreline in one of the most up and coming cities in the country.  If you’re planning a vacation to New Haven or are already here, welcome to the Elm City.  We hope you brought you love dogs because New Haven is a great dog city, but we also want to help make sure that you do not leave with a bitter pill to swallow after getting yourself a New Haven dog bite injury. Before you left for your trip to our fair city you probably packed the essentials, but did you pack your knowledge of how to avoid an injury when interacting with an unfamiliar dog?  We hope you did, but if not, here are some helpful tips when you’re navigating the streets of New Haven and some of wonderful parks along the way. Tip #1: Approach a dog carefully, especially if the dog is off her/his leash.  If the dog is leashed you should make sure you make contact with the owner and get assurance that the dog is ok to approach.  If the owner agrees, you should be ok.  If the dog is off its leash you may want to steer clear all together as there is no telling what the situation…continue reading

Safety Tips For Electric Bikes To Avoid A New Haven Bicycle Accident

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July 24th, 2022

It’s not an uncommon site to see throughout the city of New Haven during the summer months, people zipping around on their pedal powered vehicles.  However, a new entrant into the vehicle marketplace has emerged and that is the increasing prevalence of the electric bike.  Electric bikes may limit your need for pedal power, but they certainly do not decrease your risk of getting into a New Haven bicycle accident, in fact, there may be a case to be made that they may be more likely to get into an accident. While there are few statistics to point to whether or not electric vehicles are at greater risk of getting into an accident, the speed at which electric vehicles can travel and the perceived ability for riders to pay less attention to their pedaling are two very good signs that electric vehicles may present more challenges then pedal power. If you are interested in riding an electric bike or you’ve actually used one you should be aware of some of the safety measures you should take when riding one of these new vehicles. 1.) You should always wear a helmet.  While Connecticut statute does not require a helmet for riders over the age of 16 years old, a helmet is an important way to keep yourself safe in the event that you are involved in…continue reading

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