As the summer turns to fall, many motorcyclists will be out on Denver area roadways. They want to enjoy the last few weeks of nice weather before they have to put their bikes away for the winter. Motorcyclists know all too well the dangers that they may encounter when they are out riding, and unfortunately, there have been a number of accidents that have led to serious injuries.
Distracted drivers are the cause of more accidents than ever across the Nation, and the Denver highways are no exception. For example, since the beginning of 2016, 318 lives were lost on Denver highways, and distracted drivers caused many of those reported accidents. The Colorado Department of Transportation reported a 16 percent increase in distracted driver crashes over the past four years.
Colorado became one of the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but there were some stipulations. One of those was that people could not drive while high because they would be impaired. But what does that mean, and when does that impairment actually come into play?