Texting while driving is a serious issue in Colorado. Even with bans in place, many people may try to risk it by sneaking a quick peek at the phone and trying to type up a quick message on the highway. In 2014, Business Insider reported on a survey that found 98% of drivers with cellphones were aware that texting while driving was dangerous. Yet, three-quarters of them continued to engage in this behavior anyway.
Distracted driving has become a hot topic as of late both in Broomfield and throughout the rest of the U.S. Yet a bulk of the effort directed at raising awareness of it has been dedicated to stopping people from texting while driving. While those who use their phones while driving certainly can pose a risk to you and others on the road, texting is not the only distracting activity drivers engage. Even something as seemingly simple as eating behind the wheel can increase the chances of one causing an accident. Many of those who come to us here at Ciancio Ciancio Brown PC are shocked to learn just how prevalent this actually is.
Regardless of the time of the year, you take a risk every time you get behind the wheel. Even if you're a good driver, things can happen around you that lead to an accident.
When driving your car on the interstate around the Denver area, you'll typically find yourself surrounded by large commercial trucks.
It's no secret that Denver has some of the worst traffic in the country. Not on the levels of New York or Los Angeles, but it can get particularly unbearable on certain days. Now that it's getting warmer in the state and more people are going outside to enjoy the weather, you can expect the roads to get very congested in the next couple of months.
Distracted driving is becoming a bigger problem seemingly every day. Most people think of drivers who are on their phones when they think of distracted drivers, but there are plenty of other things that can distract a person behind the wheel.
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.
There are times when good people exercise poor judgment. Such is the case when drivers allow dogs to ride in the front seat or in their lap. The image of a pooch sticking its head out of the window while the vehicle is motoring down a busy street may make for a heart-warming picture, but it's a legitimately dangerous thing for the driver, other people and the dog.
Narcissists are well-known for their self-centered, manipulative behavior, which can negatively affect their job performance, relationships, and -- according to recent research -- even their driving habits.
From the use of an electronic device while driving to drug and alcohol intoxication, negligent drivers exhibit many different dangerous behaviors while they are on the road. However, some may cause an accident due to an unexpected problem. For example, someone's footwear may get in the way of their ability to drive properly, which could cause an accident in various ways. Sadly, these accidents can be extremely devastating regardless of what causes them, and it is crucial for the victims of these crashes to explore legal options.