Distracted Driving

Retired Pro Cyclist Loses Arm Colliding with Truck Above Boulder

Posted on: July 6th, 2018

Anyone who’s spent any time driving around Boulder and the surrounding area knows the roads in the foothills can be treacherous, especially when you have to navigate around a swarm of recreational and professional bicyclists. Even Lance Armstrong is known to have trained in the area prior to some of his seven Tour de France […]

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Why are Train Wrecks on the Rise?

Posted on: January 8th, 2016

Historically, car-train collisions have been on the decline, but recent statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) show an increase nationally in these numbers. In fact, recent FRA data indicates that someone in the U.S. is hurt in a train accident every three hours or so. While various factors can contribute to train crashes, one […]

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Celebrate Halloween Safely with These Essential Tips for Pedestrians & Drivers

Posted on: October 31st, 2015

Halloween is here – and that may mean that little ones and adults alike are getting ready to celebrate a spooky, fun-filled evening! With all of the fun that comes with Halloween, however, it’s important to remember that safety should always come first because, on Halloween: Young pedestrians (i.e., trick-or-treaters) are about two times more […]

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Top 4 Causes of Teen Driver Fatalities, According to the NHTSA

Posted on: October 23rd, 2015

A driver’s license can endow teenagers with significant new freedoms. Despite the fact that teens have to complete driver’s education classes and pass licensing exams to get their driver’s license, however, many of these young motorists may: Still lack the necessary experience to safely operate a vehicle under certain conditions Still make irresponsible choices when […]

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New Head-Up Displays in Cars: Do They Prevent or Promote Driver Distraction?

Posted on: October 20th, 2015

Safety technology in passenger vehicles has come a long way over the past decade or so. From blind spot warning systems to automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning systems, the safety features in modern vehicles are geared towards helping motorists avoid traffic accidents at all costs. While most of these systems have been widely […]

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Distracted Driving Overtakes Drunk Driving As Leading Cause of Fatal Crashes in CO

Posted on: October 8th, 2015

Distracted motorists are killing more people on Colorado’s roadways than drunk drivers, according to reports from the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). In fact, as officials have pointed out: At least 200 more people were killed as a result of distracted drivers last year (when compared to the […]

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6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked for Distracted Driving Awareness Month (Pt. 3)

Posted on: April 10th, 2015

Concluding our blog series 6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked for Distracted Driving Awareness Month, below, we will dispel a few more misconceptions about distracted driving. The Facts behind More Distracted Driving Myths Myth 5: Looking at my phone just to read a text for a few seconds isn’t risky. Fact: Although you may think that […]

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6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked for Distracted Driving Awareness Month (Pt. 2)

Posted on: April 7th, 2015

Continuing from 6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked for Distracted Driving Awareness Month (Pt. 1), here, we will present the facts behind more common misconceptions about distracted driving. More Distracted Driving Myths You Shouldn’t Believe Myth 3: Talking on cellphones while driving is the same as talking to a passenger in my vehicle. Fact: This is […]

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6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked for Distracted Driving Awareness Month (Pt. 1)

Posted on: April 3rd, 2015

Crashes involving a distracted driver … cost the nation $46 billion in 2010, an average cost of $148 for every person in the U.S. Including lost quality of life, these crashes were responsible for $129 billion of the overall societal harm caused by motor vehicle crashes. – The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle […]

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Teen Driver Accidents: Are Male or Female Teens More Dangerous on the Roads?

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015

Teen driver accidents have been a problem for decades and have led many states to institute graduated driver’s license (GDLs) programs to try to reduce the collisions caused by these younger, inexperienced motorists. Supporting these efforts have been the NHTSA’s 5 to Drive campaign, which is focused on highlighting the primary causes of teen driver […]

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