The Safest Cars on the Road | Denver Personal Injury Attorney

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) regularly tests and rates passenger vehicles on their ability to keep occupants safe during a crash. The Institute€™s most recent testing has spotlighted five vehicles for outstanding safety in crashes. IIHS now bestows a Top Safety Pick Plus rating on vehicles that are equipped with accident prevention systems. These vehicles are able to sense an imminent collision and apply the brakes automatically....

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Distracted Teens vs Distracted Boomers | Denver Distracted Driving Attorney

A large percentage of the cautions about driving are aimed directly at teen drivers. While it is true that teens send and receive a minimum of five times more texts each day than the average adult, they may actually be less dangerous while doing so behind the wheel. Let€™s be clear€”texting and driving is dangerous no matter who is doing it. That being said, a recent study from Wayne State University concluded millennials who text and drive are...

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Distracted Driving is Commonplace – 1/3 of Car Accidents Involve Cell Phones

According to the National Safety Council, distracted driving is commonplace with one-third of all car accidents involving some type of cell phone use. The Council calculates that talking on a cell phone is responsible for about 21 percent of traffic accidents, while texting accounts for another 6 to 16 percent.

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Number of Uninsured Colorado Drivers Climbs

According to an Insurance Research Council (IRC) report, Colorado has the ninth highest number of uninsured motorists on its roads of any state in the country. Nearly one out of every six drivers in Colorado was driving without insurance in 2012. That€™s equivalent to 600,000 motorists, or 16.2 of the driving population of the state.

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Dense Fog Caused a Tour Bus to Crash on I-70

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Fog in Aurora was responsible for injuries to a dozen people- one of them serious. Dense fog caused a tour bus to crash on I-70, blocking the drivers vision and making him unable to see that the traffic ahead had stopped. The bus, carrying crew members for indie-rock artists, Twin Shadow, collided with a tractor trailer rig.

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What is Distracting Our Teen Drivers?

According to a recent national study, distractions are a more significant factor for teen driver car accidents than previously suspected. Conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the study analyzed approximately 1,700 videos retrieved from crash vehicles. The videos, utilized by an independent program and intended to help motorists improve their driving performance, indicate that as many as 60% of moderate to severe crashes involve some...

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Could Car Crashes be Eliminated by Autonomous Vehicle Technology?

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Ninety percent of all car accidents in the United States could be prevented through mass adoption of self-driving vehicles, thus sparing the nation $190 billion in healthcare costs and property damage, reports a new study from consulting firm McKinney & Co. After conversations with several industry experts, the investigators anticipate widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles within 15 years and preliminary enactments early next decade. Some...

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Denver Potholes Are Dangerous to Drivers

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Traveling on Denver roads these days is tricky- not because of weather or traffic, but because Denver potholes are dangerous. In fact, the city has experienced a landmark number of potholes so far this year, with a record 10,000 potholes just in the first seven weeks of the year, when ordinarily there are only about 4,500. In an average year, between 60,000 and 100,000 potholes will manifest on the city streets. Potholes form progressively and...

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