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New Texting Law in Colorado Raises Concerns…  

business man in expensive coat texting and driving | New Texting Law in Colorado Raises ConcernsIt is hard to imagine that, as widespread as the data which proves the dangers of texting and driving is, that lawmakers would pass a bill making it legal to text and drive. Interestingly, a new texting law in Colorado raises those exact concerns. While signs above Colorado highways warn drivers that “New texting law fines increased to $300,” what the signs fail to mention is that texting while driving in Colorado is now legal—so long as you don’t text in a “careless or imprudent” manner. (more…)

The Top 10 Causes of Car Accidents…  

long line of car taillights on a city street | Top 10 Causes of Car AccidentsWith summer in full swing, there are more people out on the roadways, and more teen drivers going here and there, enjoying their vacation. Unfortunately, every year more than 37,000 individuals will lose their lives in a car accident, and another two million will suffer injuries—from minor to disabling. More than 1,600 of the annual automobile deaths will be children, under the age of 15, and more than 8,000 of the deaths will be young adults between the ages of 16 and 20. Perhaps you are wondering about what causes these accidents. Following are the top 10 causes of car accidents: (more…)

Are Mini Cars More Dangerous Than Larger Cars?…  

white mini car driving on highway | Are Mini Cars More Dangerous Than Larger Cars?We all want to drive the safest car. Yet, sometimes we compromise safety to obtain a vehicle we can afford or one we like the look of. Do these compromises mean that we are at more risk for being injured or killed in a car accident? Does the type of car you drive increase your risk of sustaining serious and fatal injuries in a car accident? Are mini cars more dangerous than their  larger counterparts? The answer is yes. Smaller cars, and especially mini cars, have a higher traffic death rate than larger vehicles, according to recent data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. (more…)

The 10 Most Accident Prone Cars…  

Line of car hoods in a dealership | Accident Prone CarsAn accident can happen at any time in Colorado and to anyone. It rarely depends on the type of car you drive – or at least that’s what we thought. A recent study found that there are indeed some accident prone cars that seem to be worse than others. In fact, there are 10 cars that are most likely to have been in an accident. This is a list you may want to keep in mind the next time you are out car shopping. (more…)

Keeping Teens Safe While Driving…  

smiling teen girl driver | Keeping Teens Safe While DrivingIf you are a parent to a young teenage driver, statistics show that they may be at more risk for getting into a car accident than other drivers. Drivers who recently earned their license had the highest accident rate, leading safety experts to believe that inexperience matters. In fact, it can take years for drivers to hone their skills behind the wheel. (more…)

Avoiding Summer Accidents & Injuries…  

happy family on a dock in summer | how to avoid Summer AccidentsSummertime in Colorado is beautiful. The incredible weather and fun recreational activities in the mountains and around the lakes make it a popular vacation spot for thousands of tourists. Kids are off of school and families all head outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and outdoor activities. Unfortunately, with the increased summer activity also comes an increase in the risk of being injured in summer accidents. In fact, from Memorial Day to Labor day marks the deadliest 100 days of summer for teenage drivers. According to AAA, crashes for drivers aged 16 to 19 increase significantly during the summer months – up 16% over other times of the year. On average, more than 10 people die each day in motor vehicle accidents during the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. (more…)

How Will We Pass the Time on Autonomous Drives?…  

Rainy day in the car window with a glass of hot coffee and a book | Pass the Time on Autonomous DrivesWith safe, everyday use of autonomous vehicles still at least a few years away, a recent poll shows U.S. drivers are already figuring out how they'll pass the time on autonomous drives. (more…)

Interesting Car Color Facts You Might Find Surpris…  

Woman and dog in pink car on summer road trip wearing sunglasses | Interesting Car Color Facts You Might Find SurprisingHave you ever wondered whether the color of your car actually means something—or, more specifically, whether it tells something important about you? A new survey found that most of us make specific assumptions about other drivers, based solely on the color of their car. Our assumptions, in turn, have a fairly significant impact on the car market, and, of course, car manufacturers. (more…)

Long-Term Effects of TBI Uncovered in New Studies…  

3d pen drawing of human brain | Long-Term Effects of TBI Every parent whose child has suffered a traumatic brain injury has a question that, up until now, has had few definitive answers. The question parents want to know is what their child will be like ten years down the road—in other words, what are the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury in a child? A study presented at the Association of Academic Psychiatrist in Las Vegas in February 2017, dealt with the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries—from seven to ten years after the injury. Those patients who had mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries were found to be twice as likely to have attention problems, while those with more serious traumatic brain injuries were about five times as likely to develop attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). Additional findings from this study included: (more…)

Smartphones: Increasing Accidents and Raising Rate…  

Young woman looking at phone while driving | Smartphones: Increasing Accidents and Raising RatesSmartphones may make our lives easier – but they are also making them more dangerous. A new survey by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company found that smartphones may be responsible for increasing accidents and raising rates. Their survey discovered that 36% of all people admitted to texting behind the wheel and 29% admitted to surfing the web while driving. This was an alarming increase from previous years’ surveys. There are also more smartphone users taking part in these surveys than ever before. In 2011, just 52% of drivers surveyed owned a smartphone. In 2015, that number had increased to 88%. (more…)

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