Ringing in the new year with family and friends is a great way to reconnect and celebrate. Unfortunately, after the festivities, some Colorado drivers may make poor decisions and not pay attention to the road. This could cause them to drive too quickly or disregard traffic signals and signs. All of these factors can be a tragic recipe for a car accident.
Each day, most parents send their children to school, an act which requires some of the children to cross the street. Most children are taught how to cross safely and return home unharmed, but others are not so lucky. In one such case, two Colorado middle school students were injured in a car accident while crossing a street.
In order for a driver to make the best decisions possible, he or she should have a clear head. This includes being focused, free from distractions and not being under the effects of drugs or alcohol. Each year, many drivers make the decision to drink and drive with little regard to those whom they could hurt. Once the damage is done, the innocent victims are left to live with the aftermath of the car accident and the pain of the driver's irresponsible decision.
The law enacts posted speed limits to protect everyone on and around the road. Going drastically over the speed limit can significantly increase the chances of a car accident. One reason why Colorado drivers may be traveling so quickly is due to being engaged in illegal street racing. The dangers of being involved in street racing were recently demonstrated after seven people were sent to the hospital following a crash.
When it is dark, drivers should be especially careful because of how difficult it can be to see. It can be hard to notice pedestrians who are out walking and, if a driver is not careful, he or she can miss someone and cause a car accident. Many innocent people in Colorado are hurt each year because of drivers not being as cautious as they should.
Police are hoping that surveillance video footage will help them find a hit-and-run driver from a recent evening accident. The car accident occurred about a block away from a Colorado City Councilman's office. He is hoping that someone with information will come forward to police to try and identify the driver.
All drivers have a duty to protect their passengers as well as those around them each time they get behind the wheel. As part of that protection, a driver should be maintaining a clear head and having the ability to stay focused on the road. Driving under the influence in Colorado is a serious matter, and the associated penalties should not be taken lightly. A car accident that has been caused by an inebriated driver can lead to serious injuries or even death.
Keeping a phone accessible while driving can be extremely hazardous. When a Colorado driver is looking down at his or her phone, a car accident can happen within an instant. It can be very tempting for a motorist to want to grab the phone to see when someone has responded to a text for fear of missing something. When a driver is behind the wheel, he or she should be paying attention to the road because everything else can wait until later.
The weather can make for an enjoyable drive if it is pleasant, but it can also cause slick conditions that make drivers prone to get into accidents. Colorado drivers who do not proceed with caution can easily cause a car accident if they lose control of their vehicle. If a driver is not careful, he or she may get injured as well as the passengers and other vehicles which are nearby on the road.
There are times when most drivers are going to get a little angry at the situations around them. One driver could even pull out in front of another on a Colorado road and potentially cause a car accident. As much as it can become difficult for a driver to keep his or herself calm in such situations, doing so is an important part of driving a vehicle. If an individual becomes overwhelmed by emotions -- such as being extremely angry with road rage or getting upset and crying -- while he or she is driving, an accident may occur that could be fatal.