Winter Accident Injuries

Winter Accident Injuries

Accidents can occur anytime of year, but ice and snow make winter accident injuries prevalent in areas like Colorado.  Whether you’re a business owner or a home or car owner, knowing how to prevent winter accidents is a way to stay one step ahead. First, as a business owner, make sure you have your parking lot plowed when it snows.  Check gutters and areas where […]

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Tips for Driving in the Fog

Tips for Driving in the Fog

In the cold desert climate of Grand Junction, Colorado rarely do we have to worry about driving in the fog. Our arid conditions usually mean there isn’t enough humidity or cloud cover for that to happen. However, in the winter when inversions occur, fog can too.  Clouds trap cold air and moisture at low levels.  This means we can have 20 degree highs, with clouds, […]

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Avoid slipping on ice this winter

Avoid slipping on ice this winter

Inevitably it will happen. Snow will fall, then melt, leaving slippery ice your driveway and parking lots across town.  How can you avoid slipping on ice this winter? There are steps you can take! General Tips First, at your own home use a pet-safe deicer like Safe Paw Ice Melter. This will melt the ice and prevent slipping in your driveway (or workplace parking lot […]

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Holiday Driving Tips

Holiday Driving Tips

If your Thanksgiving or Christmas plans involve driving to your inlaws, best friend’s or to the beach, we’ve got some holiday driving tips for you.  It’s important to remember that this time of year the roads will be busier and you might encounter harsh winter weather. To prepare as best you can for those things, we suggest the following. First, make sure you get a […]

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Are Roundabouts Really Safer?

Are Roundabouts Really Safer?

The big argument for installing roundabouts in place of 4-way stops, is that they’re safer. Generally speaking, this is true. The number of fatal car accidents often does decrease when a roundabout is installed. Roundabouts force people to slow down; you can’t “run” a roundabout like you can a stop sign. However, in one study from Wisconsin,  roundabouts led to an increase in single-car accidents. […]

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Settling an Accident Claim: Five Influencing Factors

Settling an Accident Claim: Five Influencing Factors

When you’re injured in an accident, the last thing you want to do is deal with a long, drawn-out legal case. Sometimes that’s inevitable. However, there are factors that influence settling an accident claim as quickly as possible and with as little hassle as possible. INFLUENCING FACTORS FOR SETTLING AN ACCIDENT CLAIM: The injuries you or others with you sustained in the accident: some injuries […]

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Healing after a car accident

Healing after a car accident

What does it mean to be “injured” in a car accident? Well it means lots of things. It could mean that you have a concussion; it could mean you broke your back. Being injured could refer to cuts and scrapes and psychological trauma. No matter how mild or how severe your injuries are, there are steps you can take to begin healing after a car […]

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How to use a Roundabout

How to use a Roundabout

Learn how to use a roundabout – Here in Grand Junction, Colorado we have roundabouts. Roundabouts have been proven to prevent accidents with both cars and pedestrians better than four-way stops.  We particularly like this graphic from an episode of Mythbusters for showing just that: According to this article by the Coloradoan, “Roundabouts have only eight possible “vehicle conflict points,” which is engineer-speak for places […]

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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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