Despite a number of efforts to reduce fatal crashes and other car accidents on Colorado’s interstates and highways, statistics show there was a spike in fatal wrecks in the state during 2015. In response to the staggering statistics — the most traffic fatalities in the state since 2008 — officials are launching new initiatives and refocusing other efforts in an attempt to make Colorado roads safer.
Computers and other modern technology have drastically changed the way we do many things over the last three decades. During this time, car manufacturers used computers to ensure their vehicles ran more efficiently and kept passengers and drivers safe, but it has only been in the last few years that they embraced the role new car technology could play in preventing crashes.
Of course, technology also contributes to thousands of crashes each year nationwide. With the popularization of cell phones and texting, distracted driving became an epidemic. While modern technology allows drivers to use their mobile devices hands-free, recent research shows that cognitive distractions can be just as deadly as those that take your hands off the wheel. [Read more…]
Car accidents are the number one killer of teens between the ages of 15 and 19 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2014 alone, more than 123,000 teens suffered injuries and 2,679 teens died in crashes when they or one of their peers was behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). [Read more…]
Colorado in autumn is simply one of the most beautiful places in the world. There is nothing quite like watching the Aspenschange from green to red, orange, and gold, framed by the glorious Rocky Mountains. One of the best ways to view the breathtaking scenery our great state has to offer is by taking a scenic drive through the mountains. However, be forewarned, these scenic drives often come with a fair amount of risk.
We all know that texting while driving is unsafe. Nearly every state, including Colorado, has made it illegal to text while driving and three of the four states that do not have an outright ban on texting have restrictions for new drivers or school bus drivers. In spite of the dangers, people continue to drive distracted. [Read more…]
Summer is finally beginning to wind down. For most of us, this time of year simply means cooler weather and watching the leaves change color. But for thousands of college students across Colorado, the months of August and September mean the return of daily lectures, all-nighters spent writing papers, and, of course, driving to and from campus each day.
As students return to college campuses across the state this autumn, we will once again see a significant increase in the number of cars, bicycles, and pedestrians on and around our streets. This increase in traffic, combined with Colorado’s already hilly roads, brings an increased risk of traffic accidents. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to be aware of any increased traffic congestion in your area as well as some of the most common traffic accidents involving college-aged students in order to keep yourself and your family safe this fall. [Read more…]
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating injuring one can suffer. The attorneys at the Law Office of Dianne Sawaya,LLC prepared an infographic to teach you about spinal cord injuries and their causes.
Car accidents can lead to property loss, injury, or even death. Unfortunately accidents are common in the Denver area, but what can you do to prevent them? The first step in prevention is to identify the most common causes. Dianne Sawaya, personal injury attorney in Denver Colorado created this visual chart to walk you through what you need to know about common causes of accidents.
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