Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

November 3 – 11 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. During this time, it’s a good idea to consider your own driving habits to make sure you are doing everything possible to keep yourself – and everyone you share the road with – safe.

Research conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found 20% of participants willing to admit to falling asleep behind the wheel within the past 12 months. An alarming 40% admitted to having fallen asleep behind the wheel at least once during their driving career.

Faulty or Inadequate Maintenance and Truck Accidents

On April 25th, 2019, a semi-truck being driven by 23-year-old Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos came barreling down I-70 at speeds that investigators have since determined exceeded 85-MPH. Just past the Colfax exit on the eastbound side of the highway – in a zone marked 45-MPH – Aguilera-Mederos’s semi-truck slammed into stopped traffic, resulting in a pile-up involving 24 cars and four semis. Several were injured. Four lives were lost.

New Plan to Ban Handheld Cellphones While Driving in Colorado

For the second time in as many years, Colorado legislators are attempting to ban all handheld cellphone use while driving. Currently, it is not illegal to use a cellphone while driving in Colorado unless a person is “driving recklessly,” a rather arbitrary distinction that may apply to anything from erratic lane changes to unusual stopping and starting patterns, but enforcement relies on drivers endangering others.

Tips for Driving Around Tucks on Colorado Highways in the Winter

Winter driving in Colorado poses a number of challenges. Driving cautiously and paying attention is the best way to prevent causing an accident or being the victim of someone else's, but driving carefully around trucks looks a little different than driving carefully around passenger vehicles, making it very important that you understand how to minimize risks for truck accidents when sharing the road with commercial vehicles.

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