The number of fatalities among drivers and passengers in car accidents in Colorado and across the country declined in 2018. While this seems like good news, it came alongside other disturbing statistics that show that pedestrian and cyclist deaths are continuing to rise. The data are prompting some advocates and agencies to consider more stringent safety standards to protect walkers and bikers on the road. During 2018, over 36,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes across the country. This number represents a small decline from 2017, but it also still indicates a serious problem with roadway safety.
Every year in Colorado and across the U.S., the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance designates one week as a time of increased traffic law enforcement. In 2019, this initiative, called Operation Safe Driver Week, was undertaken between July 14 and 20. Law enforcement officers wound up issuing 46,752 citations and 87,624 warnings to passenger vehicle and CMV drivers for various traffic offenses.
Crashes are fairly common in Denver, and they can significantly impact the people involved. Whether the injuries are minor or severe, they have to miss time doing the things they planned to deal with hospital visits, filing claims and more.
One of the most dangerous types of crashes you can get into is a rear-end crash. It has the potential to push your vehicle into an intersection, into the vehicle in front of you or to pin your vehicle.
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Before anyone gets behind the wheel of an automobile, they must be in a suitable condition to drive or risk putting themselves and others at risk. Although exceeding the legal limit of .08 BAC and texting are common causes of reckless driving, medical conditions may also disqualify someone from taking the wheel. If you have been injured by someone who falls into one of the following categories, that driver may have recklessly caused the car accident.
Motor vehicle wrecks happen for countless reasons, such as icy roads and improper vehicle maintenance. However, there are many other factors that can play a role in the likelihood of a driver causing a collision, and some of these factors are not given as much attention as drunk driving, for example. A driver who has recently been through a divorce or is experiencing emotional distress for some other reason (such as the loss of a loved one) may be more likely to cause a crash for different reasons, and it is imperative to be aware of these dangers if you are struggling with strong emotions behind the wheel.
Auto collisions have countless causes, but phones and other electronic devices are responsible for many of the wrecks that take place each day. In some instances, it is legal for drivers in certain states to use phones while they are on the road, such as a hands-free device. However, many states prohibit novice drivers, such as a 16-year-old who recently received his or her license, from all types of phone use while driving. Regrettably, some young drivers ignore these regulations and continue to use their smartphone while they are on the road, placing their own safety at risk and endangering the lives of those around them.
January and February might be over, but it takes a while for Colorado's winters to go away. You can find evidence of this from an incident just a few days ago on March 4, 2019. Several highways had to be closed down due to avalanches coming down on the drivers in Summit County. Many drivers needed assistance getting out of the heavy snow with their vehicles.
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