In 2016, over 7,000 people were arrested during the "Heat Is On" campaign in Colorado. This campaign had 12 periods during which it ran. This campaign increases overall DUI enforcement, resulting in more stops and arrests. Two-hundred and seventy-two people who were impaired were caught on New Year's last year, a slight reduction from the 396 in 2015. In total, 102 agencies participated in the campaign, with 30 arrests taking place in Aurora and another 17 taking place in Denver.
Many things cause us to drive carelessly. No question about it, many distractions in the car exist like eating fast food, passengers (human or otherwise), putting on makeup, cell phones, music and a host of other creative activities. A driver's mental state can also negatively impact driving behavior. A few examples include feeling overly tired, angry, emotional or just lacking a plan as to where you're going can cause us to drive carelessly. Unfortunately, any one of these careless or distracted behaviors may cause someone to swerve, over-correct or drive too slowly or too fast. While these careless acts rarely result in fatalities, driving while intoxicated often kills. Drunk driving is the most dangerous careless activity you can engage in as one person is killed every 50 minutes in a drunk driving accident. (NHTSA, 2017)
If an 18-wheeler sideswiped you or forced you off the road, you are probably focused on recovering from your injuries. Once you can think more clearly, you will begin to piece together what you remember of the accident.
There are numerous injuries that come with car accidents, most readily apparent. From whiplash to the mental anguish from such a traumatic event, there are a number of injuries that take weeks to develop.
There are laws in place that require vehicles to have tires with good traction. Known as traction laws, the laws make sure that motorists have enough tread to stop on wet or slick roads.
Cyclists have as much of a right to be on the roads as anyone else. They are on a vehicle, just like you're behind the wheel of a car. Despite this, drivers sometimes treat cyclists like they're in the way or should not be on the roads. That simply isn't true.
You love riding your bike, because there are many different benefits. You can get to work while exercising. You limit your time stuck in traffic. You can store it inside your home and don't have to worry about paying for gas or car insurance.
When winter arrives, it makes the roads dangerous. Between freezing rains and blizzards with high winds, drivers have their work cut out for them. If they're not paying attention or slowing down for the conditions, they could end up putting their lives or the lives of others at risk.