Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motorcycle Fatalities Can Be Prevented

For every mile traveled in 2006, a motorcyclist was 37 times more likely to die in a crash than someone riding in a passenger vehicle. That number continues to rise as more people ride motorcycles, but fewer people are educated about properly sharing the road with them. Motorcycle injuries number in the thousands every year.…

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How to Stay Safe Driving in Colorado Rock Slides

Anyone who commutes to and from work knows there are certain disadvantages to a long, daily drive. It uses up a lot of gas, puts miles on your car, and can cost more in preventive maintenance and auto repairs. A work commute can be even more stressful in bad weather. Heavy rain means less visibility,…

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Toyota Finally On Track to Fix Recalled Gas Pedals

After nearly a week with no word about the defective accelerator pedal, Toyota announced on Monday, that they would begin to ship parts to dealers and begin training staff to perform the repairs. Many dealers, frustrated with Toyota’s delays and lack of information have promised consumers to work round the clock to make the repairs.…

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Toyota Halts Sales of Camrys and Corollas. Is Your Toyota Safe?

In an unprecedented move, Toyota suspended sales of eight of its recalled models including two of its most popular models, the Camry and Corolla. Additionally, Toyota has shut down production at five of its manufacturing plants as the company assesses the damage and comes up with a game plan. From Toyota’s website: “Helping ensure the…

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Toyota Recalls 2.3 Million Vehicles for Faulty Accelerator Pedal

After months of consumer complaints and at least four deaths, Toyota announced a recall of approximately 2.3 million cars that may potentially have a faulty accelerator pedal. Recently, there have been reports of gas pedals sticking in an accelerated position. Toyota claims this is a rare occurrence that occurs when the pedal mechanism becomes worn…

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Drivers Will Now Have the Ultimate Distraction While Driving: The Internet

Between talking on cell phones, texting (now illegal in Colorado), eating, personal grooming, adjusting ipods and other dangerous behaviors, drivers will now have the ultimate gadget to compete for their attention while behind the wheel. Automakers and technology companies have teamed up to provide consumers with the ultimate distraction – a full functioning, internet connected…

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Denver Ranks 13th Least Courteous City in National Road Rage Survey

During our daily commute in Colorado, it’s not unusual to witness or be engaged in an incident of road rage. An aggressive driver is weaving in and out of traffic and angers another driver already frustrated and tense from increasingly heavy traffic congestion. They engage in a cat and mouse game at 80 miles per…

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Colorado Bans Texting While Driving

It’s official. Today House Bill 09-1094 goes into effect, banning texting while driving. It also makes it illegal for teens to use their cell phones while driving. We’ve all done it – sending a quick text to our spouse on the way home, checking our email on the way to the office, reading tweets from…

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Suspect in Fatal DUI Crash Behind Bars Again

Sandra Jacobson is back in jail again after being arrested for driving with a suspended license. Her license was suspended in early January 2009, over two weeks before the she caused the crash that killed Kathy Krasniewicz 54, and Kate McClelland, 71. Jacobson is accused of losing control of her truck and sideswiping a taxi…

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DUI Fatality Rate Continues to Drop

Recent statistics on fatalities involving drunk drivers show that the number of people killed in alcohol related crashes since 2002 are declining. But, what we need to remember is that these statistics are not just numbers on a graph. These statistics represent a person – someone’s loved one, whether they are family, friend, neighbor, co-worker…

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