There are countless benefits to bicycle commuting. It'll save you money on gas. It's good for the environment. It'll spare you the mind-numbing boredom of sitting in traffic. And, best of all, it's a great way to stay in shape (or train for that upcoming triathlon).
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and one type of distraction in particular bears repeated focus: cellphone use behind the wheel.
Collisions between cars and cyclists rarely end well for the latter. Investigating these accidents involves different challenges than car vs. car collisions. In many ways, it can be more difficult to determine what happened. The vast size differential between cars and bikes makes it harder to retrace the bicycle's movements leading up to the collision. Reconstructing these accidents may require digging deep to uncover all relevant evidence.
The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. While it is good to be aware of the toll taken by distracted drivers, it is also important to be aware of the role each of us plays in preventing these accidents. Distracted driving is a growing problem. The nation's driving habits are, if anything, getting worse even as the laws grow tougher.
Sadly, it finally happened. A self-driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in mid-March in Arizona. We can only speculate about what’s going to happen: Technology’s image is expected to take a big public relations hit, while state and federal lawmakers likely will take a much more seriously look at additional regulations pertaining to self-driving vehicles.
The physics of a motorcycle accident are unique. Motorcycle accidents are often more violent, and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration says that over 80 percent of all motorcycle accidents result in death or serious injury,
Watching a car accident unfold before your very eyes is enough to shake anyone up. Even just coming across an accident soon after it happened can be terrifying. In the adrenaline-fueled shock of the moment, it's easy to panic, which is why everyone should consider what they would do in this situation before it happens.
In the ambitious quest to end traffic fatalities, Colorado has seen numerous setbacks, with 2016 as a remarkably bad year for road deaths. It turns out that 2017 was even worse. We closed out the year with 642 road deaths - a 5.5 percent increase from 2016, and the highest number of traffic deaths in over a decade.
With the spring season in full swing, it is time to get the bikes out of storage and enjoy the beautiful weather by taking bike rides with the family. While getting your child outdoors after being cooped up for the winter months is a priority, maintaining their safety is first and foremost. When enjoying a bike ride with your toddler or small child, you may find yourself wondering which bike riding device will keep them the safest for your journey a mounted bicycle child seat or a bicycle trailer?
It is not surprising that bicycle commuters begin hitting the streets more often as winter melds into spring the Denver metro area. What is surprising, though, is the number of complaint letters to newspapers and over the airwaves regarding biker intrusions onto our roads. The fact is, bicyclists have the same right as motor vehicles on municipal streets, county roads and even state highways.