Riding in the Back of a Pickup Truck is Dangerous – and Sometimes Illegal

Riding in the back of a pickup truck is dangerous. Unlike passengers inside the truck, there are no steel frames, airbags, or safety belts protecting riders from harm. In an accident, passengers riding in the back of a pickup truck can be thrown from the vehicle and into other objects or into oncoming traffic. They can even be harmed when accidents don’t occur. Simply slamming on the brakes or...

As Fatal Big Rig Crashes Rise, Congress Reviewing Safety Options

According to recent statistics from Road Safe America, big rig crash fatalities rose 42% between 2009 and 2017. In 2017 alone, more than 4,200 people died in fatal trucking accidents across the United States – up from 2,983 in 2009. This increase has occurred despite the fact that truck miles driven has remained the same over this decade. Of all the states in the country, however, five...

School Zone Safety a Critical Issue for Colorado Parents

According to statistics, 100 children walking or biking to and from school are killed every year in accidents that occur in school zones. An additional 25,000 children are injured in school zone accidents as well each year. While school zone accidents have decreased for children under the age of 12, fatalities for children between the ages of 12 and 18 have increased. This is in large part due to...

Importance of Brake Maintenance in Preventing Semi-Truck Accidents

Driving a large semi-truck or commercial vehicle takes a lot of training and maintenance. Drivers must be trained to operate these large vehicles on the road safely and efficiently. However, even when truck drivers are skilled and trained to avoid catastrophic trucking accidents, maneuvering a big rig that has not been safely maintained can be deadly. Preventing semi-truck accidents is a top...

Drunk Driving Accident Near Loveland Results in Fatality

Earlier this month, a Fort Collins woman was killed and two men were seriously injured in a drunk driving accident near Loveland on U.S. Highway 287 between Longmont and Berthoud. One of the drivers was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he drifted across the painted center line and collided head-on with a Toyota Highlander driven by 54-year-old Sumei Han. Emergency responders at the...

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