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Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado Brings Highway Safety Headaches

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

Law enforcement agencies in Colorado are still pondering over the implications of the recent legalization of pot in Colorado.  Certain amounts of marijuana will soon be legal in the state.  However, the real challenge for law enforcement officers begins now.  How do they keep stoned drivers from causing accidents? Both Colorado and Washington had similar… read more

NTSB Says Crash Avoidance Tech in All Cars Could Save Thousands of Lives

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

If crash avoidance technologies, like forward collision warning systems are installed in all automobiles, then it could eliminate as many as 60% of all highway accidents.  The National Transportation Safety Board is quoting those figures in order to support its call for auto safety technologies to be made mandatory in all automobiles. The call was… read more

Aging Motoring Population Will Not Increase Accident Rates

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

As the baby boomer population enters its 70s, there have been concerns that over the next few years, there will be an explosion of senior motorists on our streets.  Many traffic safety experts are very concerned about the increased accident risks involving seniors.  However, a new analysis of senior car accident claims conducted by the… read more

Tips for Driving Safely This Winter

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

With winter almost here, and temperatures plummeting already, it is important for motorists to begin changing their driving practices.  The risk of accidents increases when a motorist is driving in poor weather conditions, and winter provides plenty of such conditions.  Snow fall, slippery roads covered with ice and sleet, and snow storms can play havoc… read more

Cash Incentives, Speed Alerts Can Help Prevent Speeding-Related Accidents

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

A new study finds that a combination of cash incentives and a speed alert device that warns a driver when he’s driving at excessive speeds can help reduce speeding-related behaviors, thereby limiting the risk of such accidents. Nationwide and in Colorado, speeding continues to remain the number one cause of accident fatalities.  More people are… read more

Motorists in Colorado Much More Likely to Buckle up

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

Western states, including Colorado, have some of the highest seat belt usage rates in the country, hovering at around 94%.  That information comes from statistics released recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Colorado, seat belt usage rates have increased to close to 83% since the Click It or Ticket campaign was kicked… read more

Increasing Bicyclist Population Blamed for Spike in Fatalities

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

While the overall number of fatalities in traffic accidents dropped to record levels last year, the number of people killed in bicycle accidents increased.  According to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, there was an increase of 8.7% in bicycle accident fatalities. Investigations into this troubling increase are likely to begin… read more

Research Suggests MRI Can Help Predict Long-Term Outcomes after Brain Injury

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

Approximately 1.7 million Americans suffer brain injuries every year, most of them in road accidents, or bicycle accidents.  Approximately 3/4th of these injuries are reported to be mild traumatic brain injuries that are not serious enough to lead to long-term disability, but can have long-term outcomes.  However, doctors find it a challenge to determine if… read more

In-Car Facial Recognition Systems to Detect Motorists’ Accident Risks

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2013

The current auto safety technology that we have in cars helps alert motorists when they’re in danger of being involved in an accident.  However, new facial recognition technology that is currently being tested in a prototype vehicle will check the driver’s facial expressions to monitor his potential risk of an accident. The system consists of… read more

What You Should Know About Slipping on Snow and Ice

Posted in Blog on May 24, 2013

The ground is slippery during Colorado winters, and walking can be hazardous even if the owner of the premises has been reasonably cautious. According to OSHA, 15 percent of all accidental deaths are caused by slipping and falling. Falls are the second most common cause of accidental deaths, after automobile accidents. If you fall on… read more