Roads and infrastructure - they are a revolving topic of almost every political campaign on both the state and federal level. We hear about how investment can bolster economic activity and create safer roadways for drivers. Budgets and job growth are all estimates, but the effect of construction and safety are very real for drivers in Colorado.
Sidewalks and bike lanes are regarded as safe spaces for pedestrians and cyclists, but that is not always the case. In fact, the layout of streets can affect the safety of non-vehicle roadway users even when sidewalks and crosswalks are present. 102 pedestrians and cyclists have died on Denver roads since 2012, including 26 in 2016, the most in the four-year period.
2016 was an impactful year for everyone in one way or another. As 2017 passes, we work to ensure the changes of last year have a positive effect on the future. One answer safety experts hope to find is the question of what caused a nationwide increase in traffic deaths in 2016.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) maintains a database of injuries that are reported at emergency room and that involve consumer products. With the Christmas season being the height of a consumer-centric economy, there are naturally a large number of entries for this time of year. In the spirit of the holidays, we've set this article to the "tune" of the 12 Days of Christmas.
If you have questions about injuries or have done any research online, you've likely seen long paragraphs stacked with language like "contributory negligence," "tort law," and "plaintiff's request for summary judgment."
Every state has them - weird laws that make you pause for a second and ask yourself "Is that real?" Colorado is no exception, as we have our fair share of strange laws, rules and regulations on the books. While many websites attempt to list these strange Colorado laws, few of them actually look up the laws to see if they truly exist or if they are just urban legends.
"It's just a game." "I'll only take my eyes off the road for a minute." "If I drive while playing, I can 'catch them all' even faster."
Pokémon Go has only been around for a short time, but it's already one of the most popular apps of all time. It has nearly surpassed Twitter (in volume of daily active users), it has been installed more times than Candy Crush Saga, and the average Pokémon Go player is in the app for longer, on average, than people are on Facebook in a given day. The millions of people who use this app are getting off the couch, getting outdoors and perhaps improving their health along the way.