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Some statistics about motorcycle accidents

Motorcyclists in Colorado might be interested in learning more about some facts and statistics related to motorcycle accidents. State law only require motorcycle riders and passengers aged 17 and younger to wear helmets while in transit. Most states have similar laws, but several have helmet laws that apply to everyone. Only three states have no laws in place that mandate helmet use while riding a motorcycle.

The causes of truck crashes

Some Colorado residents may have been involved in truck accidents. According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,921 people killed in such crashes in 2012 throughout the country. This represented a 4 percent increase in the number of fatalities related to truck accidents in 2011.

Fines hit automakers for inadequate defect reporting

Colorado motorists can expect stronger enforcement of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act among car manufacturers. Record fines against automakers imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration act as a warning against manufacturers with lax reporting practices.

Symptoms and treatment of whiplash

Individuals who have been involved in a car accident in Colorado may have suffered from a condition known as whiplash, which is a generic term for injury caused by a sudden jot that affects a person's neck. The injury is also commonly associated with sports, work and fall injuries.

Drunk driving causes thousands of deaths each year

Drunk driving refers to anyone who drives with a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. California has a legal limit for both drivers above and below the legal drinking age. The BAC of an individual varies based on the height and weight of that person and how quickly his or her body metabolizes the alcohol. A person who drives drunk has problems concentrating on the road and paying attention to other vehicles.

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