Month: December 2016

Speed-limiting rule may be blocked by Trump administration

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, December 30, 2016.

Despite the fact that a new commercial truck safety rule was published in August, experts worry that the regulation may be blocked by the incoming Trump administration. The rule would limit the speeds of trucks in Colorado and the rest of the nation to 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour by mandating the use of speed-limiting devices on newer trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, it takes about a year after a rule ...

5 ways to prevent distracted driving

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Distracted Driving safe driving on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Practically every motorist is guilty of distracted driving at one point or another. In fact, distracted driving is more common than you may think. Talking on your phone, eating meals, doing your makeup and even chatting with other passengers can be too distracting and lead to motor vehicle accidents. Learn how to reduce your distractions and drive more safely. 1. Put the phone away Texting, tweeting or calling people while driving causes too many distractions for optimal safety. Even usin...

Driving while sleep-deprived

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Getting sleepy while driving on a long stretch of road in Colorado or other parts of the country increases a driver's chance of getting in a crash. According to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, people who only get five to six hours of sleep in a day end up in motor vehicle accidents at twice the rate of drivers who get at least seven hours of sleep. Those who only sleep for four or five hours in a 24-hour period have quadruple the crash rate of those with seven or m...

5 tips for driving in the rain

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in safe driving on Monday, December 12, 2016.

Wet weather conditions contribute to millions of motor vehicle accidents a year. Next time you drive in the rain, be mindful of yourself and your surroundings. Reducing the risks of injuries and property damage is possible through careful planning and strategic driving. Don't let yourself be caught off guard next time it rains. Follow these five tips to drive with confidence. 1. Start before you drive Take necessary steps to ensure you are ready to drive safely in the rain. Make sure your ...