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September 2014 Archives

Preventing texting while driving can save lives

A Colorado company has taken action to help prevent the mortal practice of texting while driving. A former chemical engineer initiated development of an anti-texting technology, in the form of a device, in 2008, after an executive with whom he planned to meet was killed by a distracted driver. According to the engineer, the at-fault driver in that incident was texting and driving at the same time.

Colorado teen driver faces charges in crash that killed 2

A 17-year-old driver accused of causing a recent crash in Black Forest that killed two other teenagers is facing criminal charges. On Sept. 5, a judge decided that the 17-year-old driver will be tried as a juvenile after speculation that he might be tried as an adult.

Colorado semi-truck spills its load onto two vehicles

It was around 5:39 p.m. on Aug. 22 when a 71-year-old truck driver in Colorado lost control of his trailer and spilled a load of sand onto two vehicles. An additional three vehicles crashed at the site from behind the pile up. While trying to make an eastbound turn onto Baseline Road from the northbound Foothills Parkway, the truck driver swerved into oncoming westbound traffic. After negotiating the traffic maneuver unsuccessfully, the semi turned over on its side and released the load of sand it was hauling.

Some typical causes of commercial truck accidents

Colorado residents might wish to learn about some of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents. Because commercial trucks are generally much larger than passenger vehicles, they can be a great danger to drivers on the road if they are not operated safely. At the same time, mistakes made by the drivers of smaller vehicles can result in catastrophic accidents if a large commercial truck is nearby.

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