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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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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