Accident prevention

While no one has full control over the circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle accident, there are things that can be done to reduce your chances of being the cause or being involved in one. Here are some smart decisions you can make while you're behind the wheel:

  • Drive defensively. If you assume that other drivers are not as skilled and thoughtful as you are, you will instinctively become more careful and cautious when on the road.
  • Try not to speed. When you speed, you have less time to react, less time to make the right decision.
  • Never drink and drive. Alcohol can seriously impair your decision-making skills and reaction time.
  • Take the keys away from friends who have been drinking.
  • Adults can set an example by practicing safe driving habits.
  • Distracted driving statistics

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Teen Safe Driving Video Contest Winners

1st place

1st Place: Are You In? Rules of the Road Rap - Arts at the Capitol Theater, Willimantic, CT

2nd place

2nd Place: Go All In On Safe Driving - Daniel Hand High School, Madison, CT

3rd place

3rd Place: Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Distracted - William H. Hall High School, West Hartford, CT