Colorado School Bus Safety

Colorado School Bus Safety

School started back this week for Colorado students and that means more traffic on the roads in the mornings and afternoons. It also means more pedestrians and bikers on the roads at those times of day too.  We thought this was a pertinent time to review Colorado School Bus Safety and general guidelines for driving in and near school zones during the school year. First, […]

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Planning your vacation road trip

Planning your vacation road trip

Ah, a summer road trip.  There’s nothing quite like it, right? One hassle can be planning your vacation road trip.  How do you decide the best places to stop? How much driving is too much in one day? We’ve compiled several great vacation road trip planners to help you plan that trip with ease!  Plus, knowing your itinerary before hand means you can provide that […]

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Summer Driving Tips

Summer Driving Tips

Instead of rehashing the same summer driving tips posted on various other blogs, we decided to compile a list of sites where you can find tips on keeping your car in great shape for the summer, prepping an emergency kit, and making sure all those fluids are topped off. This State Farm post has great lists for various areas of the engine to inspect and […]

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Colorado Cell Phone Laws: Can you talk and drive?

Colorado Cell Phone Laws: Can you talk and drive?

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents. This “distracted” driving can be anything from being too involved in a conversation with the person in the passenger seat, to loud music, to, of course, cell phone use.  In 2009 Colorado Cell Phone laws were passed that banned texting, or “transmitting” of any kind while driving.  For those under the age of 18 […]

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Top Causes of Summer Car Accidents

Top Causes of Summer Car Accidents

As road trips and vacation travel take hold this summer, we think it’s best for you to be aware of the top causes of summer car accidents.  Roads seem busier, especially on Friday afternoons and Sunday evenings as everyone heads for the lake or the mountains to get as much camping in as they can while it’s warm. It’s not just cars and trucks on […]

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What to say after a car accident

What to say after a car accident

If you’re like a lot of people, you wonder what you should and shouldn’t say after a car accident. Is it ok to say “I’m sorry?” Is it ok to ask if another person is feeling alright or needs a doctor? Will these things implicate you in the accident even if you weren’t at fault? In this week’s video Rick explains what to say after […]

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Driving with Pets

Driving with Pets

Fido loves car rides, right? Head hanging out the window, tongue flapping in the breeze…in fact, he especially loves when he gets to do that while sitting in your lap with his paw on the steering wheel. It’s fine, right? In reality, it’s pretty dangerous for you, for Fido, and for others around you on the road.  We want to keep you and Fido safe.  […]

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Driving at Night

Driving at Night

I often talk to people who say “I don’t know the last time I drove at night” or “I hate driving at night…” Night driving is an entirely different beast from daytime driving, so it’s good that people are cautious.  If you’ve got good eyesight and reflexes, however, night driving doesn’t have to be daunting.  There are some simple tips you can follow to make […]

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Pedestrian deaths in Colorado increase

Pedestrian deaths in Colorado increase

We found the article below on the denver.streetblog.org website.  There is interesting information here about the huge increase in pedestrian deaths in Colorado over the past decade. Drivers killed 35 percent more pedestrians in the U.S. than they did a decade ago — and in Colorado the number of fatalities grew by an astonishing 75 percent over a similar period. Colorado drivers killed 89 pedestrians […]

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Information about Colorado ATV and UTV Laws

Information about Colorado ATV and UTV Laws

In the following video, Rick provides more information about Colorado ATV and UTV laws. Make sure to check out our other posts about ATVs, like this one on ATV injuries.   According to staythetrail.org: ” Many cities and counties in Colorado have opened some or all of their roads/streets to off-highway vehicles (OHVs). Colorado State Law allows for the operation of OHVs with a valid Colorado […]

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