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Colorado Distracted Driving Accidents Increased About 16% Over the Past 4 Years, CDOT Reports

Since 2012, distracted driving crashes in Colorado have been steadily increasing each year, jumping up about 16 percent over the four-year period. This is according to authorities at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), who have also reported that fatal distracted driving accidents spiked nearly 17 percent from 2014 to 2015. These findings have reportedly […]

Alcohol Impairment Suspected in Fatal Car Accident in Fremont

A deadly auto accident in Freemont County is thought to have been caused by an underage drunk driver, according to authorities at the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. As the latest police reports explains, the car accident occurred in Rockvale, a small town outside of Florence, at around 9 pm on Monday, April 25th. When Fremont […]

Annual Cost of Fatal Traffic Crashes in Colorado Totals Nearly $650 Million

Deadly auto accidents in Colorado cost the state approximately $647 million each year.1 While about $6 million (or roughly 1 percent) of these costs are associated with medical expenses, around $641 million (or more than 99 percent) of these costs stem from lost productivity. Although the economic costs are high the greatest harms and losses […]

Close to 500 Deaths Prevented in 2012 due to Federal Truck Roadside Inspections, FMCSA Reports

Unsafe trucks and semi-tractor trailers can cause incredible harm.  In 20121, federal roadside inspection activities and enforcement programs prevented an estimated 472 deaths, according to a recent announcement from regulators at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This finding was reportedly generated from the FMCSA’s Roadside Intervention Effectiveness Model (RIEM), which also reportedly discovered […]

6 Essential Things to Do after a Slip & Fall Accident

Slipping and falling down can cause significant injuries, some of which may have long-term impacts on people’s quality of life. When slip and falls happen on other people’s property, knowing what steps to take after the accident occurs can be integral to the success of a future case – and to victims’ overall recoveries. So, […]

March Is National TBI Awareness Month

More than 5.3 million Americans are currently living with an impairment related to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This year alone, at least 2.5 million more people in the U.S. will sustain a new TBI. This is according to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), a national advocacy group dedicated to supporting TBI survivors […]

Deadly Auto Accidents Increased More than 9% in 2015, U.S. DOT Announces

Over the first 9 months of 2015, fatal traffic accidents on U.S. roadways increased by about 9.3 percent, according to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While previous reports (based on initial data) had pegged this increase at around 8 percent, the latest estimates indicate that the jump in deadly […]

CDOT Kicks off Weekly Memorial for Victims of Fatal Traffic Crashes

Every Wednesday, displays on Colorado roadways will now be featuring a memorial for the victims of deadly auto accidents, according to officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Known as the Wednesday Memorial, this display will reportedly include “a weekly tally of the year-to-date deaths on Colorado roadways,” along with “safety messages aimed at […]

New NHTSA Campaign Urges Vehicle Owners to Be Proactive about Checking for Vehicle Recalls

Last year, nearly 13 million vehicles affected by national recalls were never fixed or repaired, according to federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This reportedly comprises about 25 percent of all vehicles impacted by U.S. recalls in 2015, representing a substantial rate of noncompliance. Given that vehicle recalls are critical to […]

15% of Motorists in Colorado are Uninsured

Colorado law requires all motorists in the state to carry a minimum level of auto insurance coverage. Despite the law, however, about 15 percent – or roughly 1 in every 7 – motorists in Colorado is uninsured.1 Although any auto accident can be upsetting, collisions with uninsured (or underinsured) motorists can be far more frustrating […]