Monthly Archives: August 2015

How Are Colorado Police Reducing Distracted Driving Accidents?

A recent car accident in Lakewood took the life of a 51-year-old woman and injured a small boy. Authorities suspect the driver responsible for the accident was distracted. The accident comes at a time when Colorado law enforcement officers are attempting a statewide crackdown on distracted driving. In 2013, there were 200 deaths involving distracted… read more

CDOT Uses 80’s Music For “Look Twice For Motorcycles” Safety Campaign

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a new motorcycle safety campaign. Using billboards, radio spots, bus signs and web banners, CDOT hopes to remind motorists to look twice for riders. A radio spot devised for the motorcycle safety campaign uses a chorus of deep-voiced riders singing the classic Simple Minds song, “Don’t You… read more

Are Symptoms Of Concussions Worse For Women Athletes?

Researchers affiliated with the University of Michigan have released a report suggesting women suffer more symptoms from concussions than men do. According to the researchers, women have more severe symptoms and poorer cognitive performance immediately after sustaining concussions. Women scored three points higher on symptom severity than men and reported almost twice as many symptoms.… read more

Automakers Alarmed Over Vehicle Hacking Reports

Several automakers are alarmed over reports hackers can take control of vehicles. Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall for 1.4 million vehicles after cybersecurity researchers demonstrated Jeep Cherokees could be remotely hacked. A video was recently uploaded to YouTube showing hackers could kill Jeep Cherokee engines remotely. The company has issued recalls for vehicles made… read more

New Test Can Detect Concussions In 15 Minutes

Researchers with the Georgia Tech University Department of Biomedical Engineering have developed computerized glasses that can detect concussions within 15 minutes. Most current concussion tests rely on lengthy and sometimes unreliable checklists to determine whether athletes have symptoms. The current tests are subjective, and the results are up to the person carrying it out. The… read more

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents In Mesa County Increase

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has issued a warning over an increase in fatal motorcycle accidents in Mesa County. Since the start of 2015, 11 riders have lost their lives in Mesa County. Fatal motorcycle accidents have increased by 18 percent statewide. Law enforcement and transportation officials are hoping to bring this number down.… read more

Fort Collins Holds Meeting To Stop Bicycle Accident Epidemic

After several fatal bicycle accidents in Fort Collins, cyclists, law enforcement and lawmakers met to discuss ways to prevent future crashes. The town hall meeting discussed education and advocacy for cycling safety, in addition to legal penalties for hitting cyclists. After being advertised on Facebook, news of the meeting spread quickly. The town hall meeting… read more

Colorado Hosts Motorcycle Events To Honor Veterans

Colorado has become the host of two major motorcycle events honoring veterans. In Battlement Mesa, a group of riders passed through as part of a 2,500-mile journey honoring two dozen soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The trip is taking the riders through Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and South Dakota. With them, the riders… read more