Summer Bike Accidents — How to Keep Your Kids Safe

School’s out for the summer, the sun is out, the weather is fantastic, and the roads are becoming riskier. Unfortunately, the summer months tend to mean a rise in the number of motor vehicle accidents. Parents of school-aged children and teenagers should be concerned with this trend because it means there’s an increased risk for… Read more »

Please Don’t End Your Summer in an Auto Accident

Think summer is a safe time for driving? Think again. Although summer means longer daylight hours and improved driving conditions, you can’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Although the majority of drivers feel safer when driving throughout the summer, numerous reports from authorities like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and AAA… Read more »

Summer’s Still Here… and That Means More Dangerous Roads

Summer is a time for vacation, relaxation, and enjoying the outdoors. Summer is also, however, a dangerous time to be on the roads. But wait – how can that be? Aren’t the Colorado mountain roads much more dangerous during a snowy, icy winter? Not necessarily. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (or IIHS,… Read more »

Keeping Your Teen Safe from the Dangers of Driving with a Cellphone

If you’re like most parents, celebrating your child’s 16th birthday tends to come with mixed feelings. On one hand, you’re proud that your kid has earned his or her driver’s license, and you’re even a little bit excited to see them start embracing some independence. On the other hand, you’re terrified of letting them take… Read more »

Is Your Car or Motorcycle an Accident Waiting to Happen?

Although you may not be proud of it, you’ve probably put off some car and/or motorcycle repairs in your life. Small issues like a wiggling arm rest or a broken stereo may not put you and your family in danger, but there are certain problems that, when ignored, turn your vehicle into a ticking time… Read more »

Must You Legally Have Auto Insurance? Yes… and No.

Vehicle ownership is a luxury of convenience, but it can also be quite expensive. Vehicle payments, maintenance, fuel, and insurance can all add up quickly and it leaves many Colorado drivers wondering if they really need to carry auto insurance at all, or if they could be saving some money each month. The answer to… Read more »

Extra Precautions That Motorcyclists Must Take Each Time They Ride

Motorcycles are immensely popular in the United States. They achieve better fuel economy, are easier to park, and cost less than a typical four-wheeled automobile. These advantages have caused a surge in motorcycle ownership that is pushing toward the 9 million mark. Everyone knows that no matter what type of vehicle you drive or where… Read more »

Bicycles are Everywhere — and They Have Rights!

You may have noticed that the number of bicycles on the road has increased in recent years. Some cyclists have opted for these two-wheeled vehicles as a way to achieve their exercise goals. After all, riding a bike really gets the heart pumping and the muscles working, making it a fantastic workout. Others have chosen… Read more »

6 Things You Should Do Following an Auto Accident

an injured woman sits on the ground by her car after a bad accident

Anyone who has ever been in a car accident will tell you that it’s one of the most stressful ordeals you can experience. Even in cases where injuries are minor, not only can your day be ruined, you’re looking at weeks, or possibly even months, of dealing with the aftermath. The good news is that… Read more »

Car Seat Safety for Babies: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

A scary fact is that four out of five infant safety seats are used incorrectly, with an average of three mistakes per seat, reports the Washington, D.C.-based National Safe Kids Campaign. And mistakes can be deadly for our children. Consider these frightening statistics: In 2001, nearly 500 children under age 5 were killed in car… Read more »