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What level of impairment results in liability for a crash?

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.

Are Cell Phones More Distracting to Drivers than Pot?

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) 

Winter driving: A hazard for all on the roads

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.

How can I avoid accidents this Halloween?

Kids running around at night, with masks on their faces making it hard for them to see, is never a good idea -- but that's what happens on Halloween. Drivers generally know to watch out for kids on Halloween and they will be on high alert, but how do you make sure your kids stay extra safe?

Why are curved roads dangerous for motorcyclists?

You love the wind in your hair when you ride your motorcycle, but you know that the hazards of having that feeling of freedom could result in life-threatening crashes and injuries. There are many circumstances where having the knowledge to crash in a safer manner can help. For instance, if you lose control, knowing how to fall or slide could help save your life.

What to do after an auto accident in Colorado

Being involved in a car accident is a scary situation no matter how much experience you have as a driver. If you are ever involved in a car accident in Fort Collins, you need to follow the steps outlined in this post so you know exactly what to do so you protect your rights.

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