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Electric scooter pedestrian accidents are likely in the summer

Now that the temperatures are rising in Denver, thousands of residents can’t wait to go outside to enjoy the sun. Many of them are riding the newer electric scooters in the city to get to their destinations faster since this season has the best weather to use them in.

Unfortunately, more electric scooters and cars on the road can be a recipe for disaster. Electric scooter injuries have been on the rise within the last few years and many drivers don’t react properly when seeing them on the road. If you frequently take electric scooters during your weekly activities during the summer, you must keep the following trends in mind to avoid a potential disaster:

Colorado seatbelt use has risen, but is it enough?

Latching your seatbelt should be part of your routine by now. Seatbelt safety campaigns have permeated our advertisements for years, and for good reason: they work. Seatbelts saved nearly 15,000 lives nationwide in 2017.

Colorado has increased its seatbelt usage from 72.1 percent in 2001 to 86.3 percent but that number could certainly still improve. Among the least buckled up according to the survey were truck drivers at 80 percent. Drivers of all vehicles should strive for 100 percent seatbelt compliance. Consider this.

Commercial trucks and passenger cars share hazardous roads

A horrifying truck accident on I-70 in Lakewood made headlines on April 25. The resulting personal impacts and legal consequences will surely become clearer with time.

But the tragedy immediately drew attention to the dangers of passenger cars and large commercial trucks sharing the highways hour after hour across the United States.

Fatal pedestrian accidents are at a record high

Whether you walk for leisure or as a healthy alternative to a vehicle for getting from point A to point B, you likely expect that it is safer than getting behind the wheel. Unfortunately, recent trends indicate otherwise.

In 2018, over 6,000 U.S. pedestrians died in fatal traffic accidents. This is the highest number of pedestrian deaths in nearly 30 years

3 Ways Colorado Drivers are causing accidents

Beautiful scenery graces the Colorado landscape and draws many new residents to the Denver area each year. There is a mixture of new and experienced drivers taking to the roads daily. Unfortunately, many innocent drivers are hurt in car crashes that leave them in a financial bind and unable to bounce back.

When you are the victim of a car accident, you deserve to be compensated for every penny worth of sustained damages. It helps to know what the common causes for accidents are in Denver. You should be aware of what to look out for, and what may have caused the accident in the first place.

Best interest of the child-how parenting time is determined in Colorado

If you have children and you're in the midst of a divorce, you know that child custody can be one of the more contentious aspects between soon-to-be-ex-spouses. You've also likely heard the phrase "best interest of the child." Best interest refers to cases involving the determination of child custody and the factors a court will consider to reach the most positive outcome for the children involved.

Couples are encouraged to come to an agreement about child custody and how they'll share parenting time on their own, but if they are not able to agree, a court will make a decision on their behalf. The welfare of a child will be the main priority and a judge will look at how the decision will benefit the child the most.

Is It Time To Ban Cellphone Use While Driving?

In Colorado, more than 40 car accidents happen every day as a result of distracted driving, most of which involve cellphone use. State law has already banned the use of cellphones while driving for those under the age of 18. Now, some powerful forces are pushing to extend that ban to drivers of all ages.

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