DrivingSafety

Will Colorado Roads Soon Be Connected?

Have you heard of V2X technology? Known as vehicle-to-everything technology, V2X will connect all roadway vehicles to each other, allowing them to collaborate and improve our nation’s roadways. This revolution in traffic technology has the potential to decrease pollution, improve traffic flow and reduce traffic accidents. But did you know that Colorado is at the… read more

Can We Reduce Distracted Driving Crashes in Colorado?

Fatal traffic accidents have increased in Colorado over the last two years. Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) suspect texting and driving is a main culprit behind the increase. However, we cannot know how many crashes in Colorado are caused by distracted driving. There are other methods for determining how many Colorado motorists… read more

Can CDOT’s New Survey Explain a Surge of Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Colorado?

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently conducted a survey on dangerous driving habits in our state. Results gathered by the study may show why there were 607 fatal motor vehicle accidents in Colorado last year, a 24 percent increase over the last two years. According to the study, Colorado drivers admitted to the following:… read more

Should Semi-Trucks Be Required to Use Side Underride Guards?

A recent NBC News investigation discussed why semi-trucks should be required to use side underride guards. The investigation claims 200 people are killed in side underride crashes every year. These crashes occur when motorists slam into the sides of trucks and are forced underneath. Modern safety features like airbags may be unable to save lives… read more

Can FMCSA’s Drug Test Database Prevent Truck Crashes?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is creating a new database with records of commercial drivers who have drug and alcohol violations. According to the FMCSA, the database will help motor carriers identify drivers guilty of substance abuse or testing violations that make them ineligible to operate a commercial motor vehicle. The new rule… read more

How Many Commercial Drivers Test Positive for Drugs or Alcohol?

Commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to ensure they are capable of operating their multi-ton vehicles. When this obligation to the public is neglected due to substance abuse, other people can suffer catastrophic injuries. Recent cases of drunk or drugged commercial drivers causing truck accidents can serve as examples. In Utah, a commercial trucker failed… read more

What You Should Know About Colorado’s Distracted Driving Laws

Distracted driving accidents have become a common cause of tragedy across the country. Many states have enacted laws to prevent this popular bad driving habit from creating future tragedies. Colorado’s distracted driving laws have banned activities like texting, talking on handheld devices or using headphones. There are also specific age restrictions for Colorado motorists. Why… read more

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Truck Accidents Fivefold

Last week, we discussed the relationship between trucking industry lobbyists and members of Congress. Trucking industry lobbyists have convinced federal lawmakers to roll back hours-of-service rules and to complicate efforts to test commercial drivers for sleep apnea. Commercial truck drivers with sleep apnea are a major threat to public safety. Sleep apnea is a condition… read more