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Red Light Cameras May Soon Be Coming to Colorado

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

If a national organization that promotes the use of red light camera systems in order to reduce the risk of red light violations has its way, intersections in Colorado could soon have a number of these camera systems in place. The Traffic Safety Coalition is launching an education campaign in the state of Colorado, and… read more

Many Motorists Unaware That They Are Texting While Driving

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

Far too many motorists are using their cell phones “automatically” while driving, without being aware that they are 3 doing so.  According to a study conducted by the University Of Michigan, in many cases, people do show automatic behavior when it comes to their cell phones, picking up their cell phones and using them to… read more

Review Shows Exercise Helpful in Preventing Fall Accidents among Seniors

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

An analysis of a wide body of research into the prevention of fall accidents involving seniors indicates that a balanced exercise program can help seniors reduce their risk of falls. The researchers reviewed 159 studies that were conducted into fall prevention programs.  The studies involved the participation of more than 79,000 seniors.  Some earlier studies… read more

Fall Accidents Lead to Post-Surgery Complications for Seniors

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

According to a new study, a senior citizen who has suffered a fall accident approximately 6 months before he undergoes a surgery is much more likely to suffer from complications after the surgery.  Such senior citizens are also much more likely to require extended hospital stays and suffer disabilities after their surgery. Approximately 208 patients… read more

Colorado Motorist Cited after Harassment Video Goes Viral

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

The Colorado State Patrol has confirmed that a motorist, who was captured on video honking nonstop at a bicyclist, has incited.  The man, a 75-year-old from Erie has been ticketed for misdemeanor harassment, improper use of a horn, and impeding the flow of traffic. Colorado State Patrol troopers believe that this was the same SUV… read more

US Traffic Accident Deaths Rise in First Half of 2012

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

Traffic accident fatality numbers in the United States are back up again, after a few years of consecutive dips in these rates.  According to new statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of people who were killed in traffic accident fatalities during the first half of 2012 was approximately 9% higher than… read more

Improved Typography Could Reduce Car Accident Risks

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

Improved, easy-to-read text on dashboard navigation screens can reduce the amount of time that a motorist spends looking at the screen, thereby reducing his risks of being involved in an accident.  Those are the findings of new research conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. The MIT researchers collaborated with typeface provider company Monotype… read more

How Truck Drivers Can Cope with Distractions

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

Distractions while driving don’t just increase accident risks for motorists.  They are also linked to hundreds of commercial truck accidents every year. Truck driver distractions are not only cell phone-related.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration defines distractions as anything that encourages a driver to divert his attention from the task of driving.  That could… read more

Bicycle Accident Concerns High in Boulder & Fort Collins

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

According to census data, Boulder and Fort Collins have significant percentages of their populations commuting to work by bicycle.  Those percentages are much higher than in many other parts of the country, and consequently, these cities also have a much higher risk of accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles. According to data from the Census… read more

Colorado Department of Transportation Officials Plan Improvements to Dangerous Highway

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

Colorado state transportation officials are looking at making improvements to a dangerous stretch of road between Fort Collins and the Wyoming border.  For awhile US Highway 287 has had the dubious distinction of being a dangerous stretch of road, with a higher risk of accidents for motorists.  Colorado state transportation officials have now announced a… read more

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