Safety Tips To Avoid A New Haven Bicycle Accident

May 23rd, 2022

We’ve already detailed that this month is New Haven Bike Month and to celebrate and bring awareness to this great event we are doing our part to make sure that you are riding your bike safely and avoiding the possibility of a New Haven bicycle accident. By all accounts, the city of New Haven is a very bikeable city.  We have invested in the infrastructure that is necessary to keep cyclists riding safely through our streets such as protected bike lanes and rail trails that allow anyone that wants to to ride safely throughout our city without getting injured.  This is a wonderful thing for cyclists in our city but it does not mean that there isn’t a chance that an accident may happen and those involved may get injured.  Therefore it is critically important that cyclists follow some very easy safety tips to take complete advantage of our safe city, while also taking an added layer of personal safety into account. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind when you hope on your bike for a ride around the streets of New Haven. 1.) Wear reflective gear.  Whether it is stickers on your helmet, bike shorts with built in reflective fabrics, or a orange vest that allows on-coming traffic to see you coming easily, this is a must for all riders. …continue reading

3 Things To Do To Avoid A Connecticut Auto Accident In A Work Zone

May 15th, 2022

Spring is the time of year that more and more road projects are being done throughout the city.  Major and minor projects are being worked on around every turn and this can affect the flow of traffic and also present a real issue as it relates to avoiding a New Haven auto accident.  As today marks the beginning of Public Works Week we wanted to take some time to talk about the things you can do to make sure you stay safe and also keep the workers who are tending to our roads safe as well. Crews will be out throughout the city and neighboring communities in the next few months doing projects as small as patching a pothole or as big as resurfacing an entire stretch of road.  Whatever the project is it can have an impact on the safety and speed at which traffic flows throughout the city.  That is why it is so important for all of us to be prepared to protect ourselves and other drivers from the dangers that can be caused by having construction happening around us.  Here are the things you can do to do your part to keep our roads safe during construction season. Slow down.  You will see signage that encourages you to slow down and in some cases there will be workers holding signs indicating…continue reading

May Is New Haven Bike Month – Let’s Ride

May 11th, 2022

The City of New Haven is celebrating Bike Month in May and we thought we would get in on the action.  Riding a bike is a great way to get around the city, but it also presents some safety concerns.  In order to arrive at your destination without getting into a New Haven bike accident you will want to make sure that you are riding safely and taking all of the precautions you can. We are very lucky in the city of New Haven to have a large portion of the city covered by protected bike lanes that allow riders to limit their interactions with on-coming traffic and ride safely.  Using these protected bike lanes is one of the best ways that you can keep yourself and others safe on the road during bike month and beyond. You will also want to take the following precautions to insure a safe riding experience; 1.) Wear a helmet.  While a helmet is not mandated by law in the state of Connecticut for those riders over the age of 16 it is the best way to keep yourself safe while riding.  If you were to fall off your bike and hit your head without a helmet on you may experience a traumatic brain injury that could lead to long-term health issues. 2.) Learn hand signals so you can…continue reading

Electric Scooter Accident Injures Young Child Seriously In Bridgeport

May 7th, 2022

Just down the road in Bridgeport a young child was riding with a group on electric scooters when an accident occurred and the child and an adult female were injured and rushed to the emergency room.  The pair were a part of a larger group who were riding electric scooters throughout the city and after running into a metal pole in crosswalk faced a serious head injury. Electric scooters are relatively new, but are also growing rapidly in popularity to the point where these types of accidents are on par with New Haven bicycle accidents.  In some cases, injuries sustained from an electric scooter accident can be more severe and involve more individuals then just the one riding the scooter at the time. If you are planning on riding an electric scooter there are some safety tips you should know.  Some of these mirror safe driving when it comes to bicycles, but there are others that are exclusive to electric scooters. 1.) Learn how to operate the scooter.  It may look simple, but there are aspects to riding a scooter that are different then riding a bicycle or even another motorized vehicle.  If you don’t know all of the operations of the vehicle and have a need to use them you may find yourself getting into an accident. 2.) Wear a helmet.  This goes for…continue reading

May Kicks Off National Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 1st, 2022

The start of a new calendar month means another month to bring awareness to the world around us.  This month we are talking all about motorcycles and how these incredible vehicles can make our world a better place in a safe way.  The first step to enjoying motorcycle riding is to do it safely and avoid any New Haven motorcycle accident. One of the best things about the spring and summer months is the fact that they present, generally, the perfect riding conditions for getting out on your motorcycle and exploring the area that you live or even beyond that.  Motorcycles offer a unique way to see the world and get up close and personal with the world around you.  If you’re hitting the road on your motorcycle for your first ride or your hundredth ride you will want to do it in a safe way to keep yourself from being injured.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you swing your leg over the saddle and hop on your ride to the open road. 1.) The most important piece of clothing you can wear while riding is a helmet.  While there is no law for adults wearing a helmet in the state of Connecticut, we highly recommend wearing one so you can keep yourself safely riding for days, weeks, and months…continue reading

A Complete List Of Distractions To Avoid While You’re Driving

April 30th, 2022

As we close out National Distracted Driving Awareness Month we wanted to take one last opportunity to remind you of all the distractions that could potentially affect your ability to avoid a New Haven auto accident injury.  We will take other opportunities throughout the year to continually remind you of these distractions that can cause serious injuries or worse, but we wanted to make sure there was one place you could go to have a full list and bookmark it so you could review it from time to time. Distractions are not often highlighted when you’re taking a test to get your license or when you’re learning how to drive from a family member or friend, so it is important that you brush up on these distractions from time to time.  We recommend no distractions at all when behind the wheel because your number one focus should be on the safety and security of yourself and the passengers in your vehicle.  Here is a list of all the distractions you should avoid when behind the wheel of a vehicle; 1.) Your cellphone and anything that needs your cellphone to operate.  If you need maps or music or to send a text message or any other function of your phone you must put your car in park and utilize it then.  When you are finished, stow…continue reading

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