Every town has its traffic trouble spots. On this episode of Traffic Troubles, The Next Street visited Officer Soccio with the New London Police Department. We talked about what some of the department's major concerns were when it came to traffic within New London and went to visit them. One thing to keep in mind about New London, which is something that happens to a lot of other smaller cities, is that the roads were built a long time ago. Meaning, when built, the growth of the city was not a major concern, so being able to handle so much traffic was not expected. Officer Soccio went over why these areas were concerning and how, and when, to avoid trouble in these areas.
NAVIGATING ONE WAYS, STEEP HILLS AND ROUNDABOUTS
New drivers will quickly realize that not all roads seem to follow the rules. In this post, we’ll Go Ahead and give you some quick tips that can benefit both the experienced driver just as much as those fresh out of driver's ed.
For anyone coming to Connecticut, one of the first things they complain to the locals about are the roads. “How do you know where you’re going?”, “That doesn’t even look like a road”, “There are more potholes than I can count”, and the often intoned “Does everyone live in the woods?!”
Connecticut back roads are some of the most challenging in the country. There are a multitude of factors that go into this, but they certainly aren’t insurmountable. Here is a side-by-side comparison between driving on main roads versus navigating our, sometimes, harrowing back roads.
Driving at night is a completely different experience than getting behind the wheel during the day. Drivers have a greater risk of making mistakes due to the lack of visibility and their own tiredness. Car crashes are three times more likely to occur at night, according to the National Safety Council.
Freezing cold temperatures, ice, snow – it’s that time of year again. Winter. There are not many people that enjoy the cold weather. I, for one, hate it! An hour long ride to work in the snow is not my idea of a good time. So take it from someone who knows how to get your car prepared for winter, it can be a process! Here are some simple tips to winterize your car and make sure it's ready to get you from point A to B safely.
The parking lot is where everyone starts their driving careers: taking it slow and building up their skills and confidence before tackling the road properly. There are many types of parking lots we spend our time in, from the massive warehouse-store-fiascos to the where-are-the-lines-are-they-even-parking-spots local lots, and so knowing how to stay safe while traversing them is important.
Hotdogs, hamburgers, sunshine, and most importantly, a three day weekend. Only a few of the reasons why I love Labor Day. Sure, it also means winter is inching closer, but let’s not think about that just yet! The sunshine and warm weather is still upon us, and a few beach days are in our future. So, with Labor Day being a big travel holiday, here are some ways to be sure you have a great time this weekend, but most importantly, stay safe out on the road.
When your teenager gets his or her license, it can be exhilarating for them, and nerve-wracking for you. Their safety is always the first concern, and second to that is the insurance component. There are many questions that come to mind “Do I need to add my newly licensed teenager to my insurance policy?” “Will doing so significantly increase my premium?”, “How can I reduce the costs associated with adding my teenage driver to my policy?”