All methods of transportation have risks, but bicyclists face unique dangers. A report by Denver Public Works shows that each year between 2008 and 2012 averaged 265 bicycle crashes. That only counts the number of accidents that were ultimately reported.
Many drivers are behind the wheel every single day, whether it's for an hour-long commute to work or a quick trip to the grocery store. Because of how often we drive, it can be easy to oversimplify the task of driving.
The Colorado State Patrol reports that in the first quarter of this year, arrests for marijuana DUI decreased by about one-third from the number in the same period in 2016. However, state officials caution that this doesn't mean that fewer people are driving while under the influence of the drug, which has been legal for recreational use in our state for three years now.
There are plenty of hazards out on the roads. Drinking and driving often comes to mind, and is certainly dangerous behavior. However, impaired drivers are not the only people you need to watch out for.