Thousands of people die on America's roadways each year. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been avoided if motorists had been more thoughtful before getting behind the wheel. And some of the common factors that contribute to avoidable car crashes may surprise you. We've put together a short list of these factors and hope people will be mindful about driving.
A fatal two-car motor vehicle accident on the night of March 6 in central Aurora left one man dead and another with minor injuries. Investigators believe that alcohol may have played a significant role in causing the deadly crash.
Distracted driving occurs when individuals take their hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or minds off handling the vehicle. Activities that can cause an individual to become distracted include conversing with someone in the car, texting, eating and using technology that is built into their vehicle. Reading and sending text messages is considered to be the most dangerous form of distraction since it requires the use of the mind, eyes and hands. Residents of Colorado should take note of the following statistics in order to be aware of what drivers should avoid doing.
A 48-year-old man was fatally injured on June 24 when his motorcycle was allegedly struck by a jeep in Colorado Springs. The motor vehicle accident on Research Parkway occurred at about 4:50 p.m. near Chapel Hills Drive.