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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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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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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Winter Driving Fails

Winter Driving Fails

The following YouTube video was uploaded with an educational purpose. Make sure that during winter months you obey all traffic signals and signs (as you should always) and that you take extra precautions regarding snow and ice covered roads. Reduce your speed and take extra time when slowing to stop at stop signs and red lights. Leave more room between yourself and the car in […]

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USA Driving Tips

USA Driving Tips

If you’re traveling to America for the first time, it’s important to know a little bit about our driving laws. While some things are universal, others are specific to the US and, even more, to each individual state.  Here are our top ten USA Driving Tips: The roads in the US are wide, especially compared to some in the UK and EU.   This is one […]

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