Motor Vehicle Accidents
On November 26th, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) released a year’s end progress report showing the statistics on drunk driving nationwide.
15-year-old Tanya Dmitruk was killed in a car accident on Saturday night, November 24th. Dmitruk was driving west on County Road 10 when she lost control of the car and went airborne, dying at the scene. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Dmitruk was driving without having a learner’s permit.
John Elway, the Hall of Fame Denver Broncos quarterback, recently made two of his younger kids sign a downloadable contract between parents and teenagers which promotes safe teen driving. Presently, Elway serves as a spokesperson for Allstate Insurance Co.’s teen safe driving campaign.
Between August 20 and September 21, 2007, Colorado AAA surveyed Colorado teens of driving age through the internet on cell phone use and text messaging while driving. 460 Colorado teens responded to the survey. The results were astounding.
“Jon Jon” Stavers and his three-year-old son, Jonah, were killed Sunday, September 2nd, when a drunk driver, Bryant C. Hays, drove in the wrong lane of traffic and slammed into Stavers car killing both him and his son instantly.
We all know that teen drivers have the propensity to drive unsafely given their lack of experience. Indeed, one of parents’ worst nightmare is the fear of losing a child due to unsafe driving.
A horrible car crash this morning resulted in an eleven year old girl being placed on life support at Children’s Hospital.
Each day thousands, if not millions, of teenagers across the country text while driving. However, too few of these teens take the time to think that what seems like an inconsequential activity can lead to fatal results. Patrick Sims is one of those teens. In November, 2005, the day before Thanksgiving, Patrick was texting while…
A fairly new teen past time severely injured a young man in Colorado Springs on Sunday. The stunt, called car surfing, has killed dozens of teenagers across the country including at least 4 from Colorado, over the last 3 years.
Today the Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Department of Transportation announced a new campaign — Slow for the Cone Zone. The campaign is aimed at reducing the number of speeding incidents in construction zones.