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Colorado Saw a Large Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities Between 2009 and 2018

Colorado Saw a Large Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities Between 2009 and 2018

A research analysis was released this month from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and AAA Colorado, looking at the data on all motor vehicle collisions that occurred in the United States between the years 2009 to 2018, and the results were troubling.  According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian traffic fatalities across the country were up around 53%…

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2020 was the Deadliest Year for Colorado Springs Traffic Accidents on Record

2020 was the Deadliest Year for Colorado Springs Traffic Accidents on Record

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, 2020 was the worst year on record for traffic accident fatalities, with 51 deaths occurring last year alone. The previous record was held by 2018 which had 48 fatalities.  The 51st and last fatal accident of 2020 occurred on December 9th, when 67-year-old Colorado Springs resident William James was struck by a pickup truck while crossing…

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Traffic Fatality Data from 2019 Released This Month by NHTSA

Traffic Fatality Data from 2019 Released This Month by NHTSA

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) traffic fatality data from 2019, and it shows some positive results.  According to the data, 2019 saw fewer traffic fatalities across the nation than in 2018, and traffic fatalities resulting from alcohol-impaired collisions decreased to the lowest percentage since the NHTSA started tracking…

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Holiday DUI Accidents

Holiday DUI Accidents

Each year, the National Safety Council releases estimates based on past historical statistics, of how many fatalities they expect to occur each and every holiday. While releasing estimates like this during a period of time when most people are looking forward to the warm feelings of family tradition, and the chance to take advantage of some time off from work spent with loved…

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Thanksgiving DUI Accidents

Thanksgiving DUI Accidents

This week is the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and for many of us, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s mostly likely going to look very different from last year’s Thanksgiving celebration.  Instead of traveling to see family, many of us will instead stay at home and socially distance for the holiday. And while sad as that may be for many of us, it’s…

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NHTSA’s Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

NHTSA’s Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

In October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, announced a $5 million dollar public awareness advertising campaign aimed at educating the public on the dangers of distracted driving.   The “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” campaign will feature ad buys across the country on T.V., radio, billboards and digital platforms, along with images and videos…

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National Pedestrian Safety Month

National Pedestrian Safety Month

At some point during the hustle and bustle of our daily routine, most of us find ourselves walking somewhere or another. Whether we’re headed to the corner market to pick up some groceries or whether we’re out walking the dog, all able-bodied people will be a pedestrian at some point in their day. Also this year, due to restrictions put in place to…

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