We have all heard the public service announcements about distracted driving. Yet despite the focus placed on preventing texting and driving, it appears that people may be on their phones more than ever.
Distracted driving in Colorado and the rest of the United States is a major problem. Every year, thousands of people are injured in car accidents because of distracted driving. A woman in Colorado recently was involved in a distracted driving accident and is encouraging others to learn from her story.
Distracted driving has become one of the most deadly causes of car accidents across the United States, including the Denver area. But, what is distracted driving?
Residents in Colorado understand that there are various dangers on and near the roadways. Whether an individual is driving, cycling or walking, a negligent or distracted driver could be the cause of a serious or even fatal crash. When it comes to sharing the road with bikers and pedestrians, drivers should always be aware of their surroundings. This means checking blind spots, using mirrors, signaling a turn and reducing their speeds when traveling near them. Failure to do so could result in a collision.
Colorado residents know a thing or two about snow. With the large amount of snow that falls in Denver and the surrounding areas for many months of the year most drivers are careful and prudent while driving. But snowplows can bring in a new complication for many drivers.