Colorado roads become icy at different times of the year, and depending on a road's altitude, may be slick year-round. Recently, early snows resulted in crashes around Colorado. The roads were unusually icy for early October, which led to several serious collisions.
Drinking and driving reduces your ability to react to things on the road around you. This is just one reason why it is so dangerous. A lag in reaction time could mean you don't stop at a red light or you don't see that traffic slowed down ahead of you until the moment of impact.
Drunk driving has no place on the roads in America. Even a single night driving while intoxicated could lead to a crash with serious repercussions. A person who made a mistake could end up facing serious charges, and victims could be at a loss while they struggle to recover or deal with the loss of loved ones.
One thing that all drivers should have is insurance coverage. Sadly, many drivers do not carry coverage, and that hurts them and the people around them.
After a serious truck crash, you may have injuries that require surgery or other ongoing treatments. You may struggle with the loss of a loved one or have children who also suffered in the crash.
You love taking walks after work, and you ride your bike often to get exercise. The problem, lately, is that you've noticed an increase in traffic. You've nearly been hit several times, making you concerned about your safety on the roads.
Motorcyclists are some of the most at-risk people on the roads. They're driving without the protection of a vehicle's frame. They're driving with only two wheels for balance instead of four or more. These factors, combined with others, make it dangerous for motorcyclists.
You may think the deadliest weather condition is snow or ice, but the truth may shock you. It's actually rain. Rain affects every state, which makes this weather of particular importance to drivers. An analysis from federally collected data shows that rain is more likely to cause fatalities in traffic accidents than snow in the 39 states that get snow.
Bad weather happens often in winter, and 2018 won't be any different. Cars slide on ice, trucks barrel through traffic when drivers can't see and others get into crashes moving too fast for the weather conditions.
Colorado is home to beautiful countryside sights and mountain ranges. It has exciting trails and fun activities. What it doesn't have, though, are the safest roads. That's why the Colorado Department of Transportation released its plan to reduce the number of traffic fatalities to as close to zero as possible within the state.