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Marijuana-related fatalities on the rise in Colorado

Colorado has made marijuana legal over the course of the last several years, but with a rise in auto deaths with marijuana as a factor, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wants to know more about what people think about driving while using the drug.

Car and cycle crashes can cause traumatic brain injury

Whether you are driving or cycling through Colorado's spectacular mountain scenery, a vehicle crash can quickly turn your joy into horror and pain. No matter how careful you are and how defensively you drive and/or cycle, other drivers are not always as careful as you are. If you are unfortunate enough to be hit by one of these negligent drivers, you could suffer severe consequences, including a traumatic brain injury.

Hiking, Rock Climbing, Camping and the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act: Who Should Pay When Someone Gets Hurt?

The Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA), CRS ยงยง24-10-101 et seq., bars lawsuits against Colorado governmental agencies and their employees unless rare circumstances exist. Even when injured victims are allowed to move forward with a lawsuit, damages are limited by statute. There are two schools of thought on the efficacy of the CGIA. One view is that the state provides essential public services that would be disrupted if all lawsuits were allowed to go forward, and the "taxpayers would ultimately bear the fiscal burdens of unlimited liability." The other view is that a denial or reduction of the ability of injured victims to recover monetarily leads to unfair results.

What is a Safe System?

Making it safer for drivers to be on the roads isn't always easy. Trying to take the human error out of the equation is impossible. However, there are some things that could be tried to reduce the number of collisions on the roads. One of those things is creating a safer system for the roads.

1 killed, 2 injured in tragic bus crash near Aspen

When you merge onto the highway, it's important to know who has to yield. Sometimes, there's little time for those on the right to enter the highway at speed. Despite that, those entering the highway have to be careful to avoid crashing into someone else.

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