Monthly Archives: May 2012

Colorado Ranks Above National Average in Fatal Injuries

According to a recent report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Colorado ranks 17th in the nation for injury-related deaths. Colorado has a fatal injury rate of 68 per 100,000 people. The national average is 58 fatal injuries per 100,000 people. The report analyzed many different causes of injury… read more

Reduce Risk This Graduation Season

Prom and graduation are both upon us. While this is an exciting, important and memorable time in a teenager’s life, it is also a risky one. Teens will have many opportunities to drink in the next few weeks, which could lead to more dangerous roads because: Teens drink to excess. Most teenagers do not know… read more

Alcohol and Motorcycles: Not a Good Mix

As Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month draws to a close, we would like to point out one very important part of motorcycle safety: drinking and riding. Mixing the two is a bad idea for many reasons. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) studied the effects of alcohol on motorcycle riders. Here are some key findings:… read more

Denver Police Officer Survives Motorcycle Accident

A Denver police officer survived an on-duty motorcycle accident with minor injuries. He was released from the hospital hours after the accident took place. The officer was pulling someone over on eastbound I-70 at Peoria in Aurora. A pickup truck collided with the officer’s motorcycle. The officer was rushed to Denver Health Medical Center, treated… read more

Coloradoans: Prepare to Click It or Ticket

This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launches the Click It or Ticket campaign. Here are some things to keep in mind regarding seat belt safety in Colorado. In Colorado, 166 people died in car accidents while not wearing safety belts in 2010. Nearly half of those fatalities could have been prevented if… read more