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The rate of fatal crashes has gone up 24% since 2019

You probably completely ignore one of the biggest risks you take every day. When you get behind the wheel of a car or ride as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle, you are at risk of getting into a crash. Thankfully, with improved safety features in modern vehicles, recent years

Distracted driving: A leading cause of motor vehicle accidents

Distracted driving remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents in Colorado. According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were just over 36,000 fatalities in 2019. What’s worse is that one of five people killed by distracted drivers were

Commuters have the most risk on their trip home from work

Car crashes can happen at any time. It only takes a few seconds of distraction or an unexpected medical event for a driver to lose control of their vehicle. You should always be aware of your surroundings when driving and trying to keep yourself and your passengers safe. There are

Pedestrian deaths have increased by nearly 90% in Colorado

Motor vehicles are becoming safer thanks to advances in materials technology and automotive systems. However, safer vehicles don’t necessarily mean that the roads are safer for everyone. In fact, current statistical trends indicate that the roads are left safe than they once were. Specifically, pedestrians have more risk now than

Drivers spent less time on the road in 2020, yet fatalities surged

When many states went into lockdown in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. roadways soon became nearly empty. For months, traffic levels dropped significantly, with many commuters working from home and avoiding unnecessary trips. However, while drivers spent significantly less time on the road in 2020, traffic fatalities

Common reasons for car accidents

Car accidents can result in serious injury or death, but fortunately, many car accidents are avoidable. Automobile collisions often occur because of poor driving conditions or issues with the vehicles involved. Residents of Colorado and other states should be aware of some of the contributing factors that could lead to

Important steps to take after a car crash

You were going about your day. You had just finished running a few errands and were on your way home. Suddenly, however, things changed. You were hit from behind while waiting at a stop light. The driver was distracted and failed to slow his car, which then slammed into yours,

New test dummy created to represent toddler in crash simulations

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now using a crash test dummy designed to represent a 3-year-old child in side impact crash tests. It is the first dummy of its kind in federal regulations, and it will be used to test how effective certain child safety seats are

Getting answers after a hit-and-run accident

After a car accident, victims often are left with more questions than answers. This can be especially true when the person responsible for the crash flees the scene. In these upsetting situations, answers can be hard to come by unless you know where to look. Why do drivers flee the

Shocking stats on distracted drivers

Whether bored, multitasking or simply trying to pass the time between errands, drivers can find themselves focusing on numerous tasks while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, even the most mundane activity can pull focus and attention from staying safe on the road and lead to serious accidents. The Colorado Department of