Now that football season is here, you will probably head out to a few Broncos games. This is a huge part of Denver culture, and it is important for you to have fun at a big game. However, after every game, there is always that heavy traffic you dread.
Parents often feel both excited and anxious when their teens first start driving, and for good reason. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, teenagers are nearly three times as likely to end up in a car accident as adults. Every year on Colorado roadways, teens end up getting hurt or worse while driving.
With the recent increase in motorcycle accidents in Denver, the last thing you or any other rider should be is unprepared. You may already know about the dangers you face when you are on the road with other motorists. But you may not understand why you are at a substantially higher risk for brain injuries if you are in an accident.
As a motorist, you face risks every time you drive near commercial trucks on the roadway, and those risks tend to increase when the people driving those trucks feel overtired. Trucker fatigue is a common and unfortunate reality across America, and when truckers drive in such states, they endanger you and everyone else on the road.
Before becoming completely intoxicated, most people have a feeling known as being “buzzed.” This is when a person can slightly feel the sensation of alcohol but is still mostly in charge of his or her motor functions.
When it comes to automobile accidents, most people assume that drunk or inexperienced drivers cause the most incidents. However, many of these car accident injuries are a result of distracted driving. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that approximately 391,000 people suffered injuries in 2015 as a result of distracted driving.
Summer means fun road trips, vacations and enjoying the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, it also means traffic and sometimes too much heat. When the Denver roads are full of tourists and the sun is blaring down on you, it can be easy to get agitated and angry. It is all too easy to slip into road rage and get into a dangerous situation during the summer.
Whether you’re cruising through Denver’s city streets or making your way up I-70 for a ride into the Rockies, you face unique dangers and hazards on a motorcycle that those driving in passenger vehicles may not. Because there is so little protecting you, should you take a fall, the injuries you may suffer in a motorcycle crash often outweigh those suffered in traditional car crashes in terms of severity.
Few things in life are better than going to a Colorado Rockies game with friends or family. And, of course, if the Rockies win, that is a huge bonus. However, drunk drivers may strike and injure some fans or people driving near the stadium after the games.
As summer beckons, you may be making plans for a road trip. Perhaps it will be cross country or just a few states over.