Month: February 2017

4 tips to drive safely in Colorado winter weather

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents driver safety on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Wet weather conditions can be deadly for motorists. For example, five Colorado motorists died in separate weather-related crashes in the same day recently. No matter if it is raining, snowing or the roads are icy, Colorado gets its fair share of hazardous conditions. Avoiding accidents and personal injury is possible when you follow some safety tips. 1. Make your car more visible The most important step to take is making sure other motorists can see you. Being seen by motorists is easy. Th...

Survey reveals bad driving habits of young people

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

The results of a survey sponsored by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety could make Colorado parents reluctant to hand the keys to younger drivers. Responses from people 19 to 24 showed that 88 percent of them admitted to engaging in at least one type risky behavior behind the wheel during the previous 30 days. Drivers in this age group type messages while driving almost twice as often as other age groups. Among young people, 59.3 percent of them reported typing messages while operating a v...

FMCSA rule is delayed

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Colorado residents who work in the trucking industry should be aware that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a notice on February 1, 2017, that officially implemented a delay of their new rule's effective date. It sets national standards for truck driver training. The Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Vehicle Operators rule was scheduled to become effective on February 6, 2017, after the Federal Register published it on December 8, 2016. The FMCSA...