Dangers of Brake Checking

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Brake checking, a maneuver where a driver suddenly slows down or slams on their brakes to intimidate or retaliate against another driver, is a dangerous behavior that can have severe consequences on the road. While it may seem like a valid form of expressing frustration, brake checking often leads to accidents, injuries, and legal complications.  What is Brake Checking? Brake checking occurs when a driver abruptly slows down or stops their vehicle, typically in response to feeling tailgated, cut off, or otherwise provoked by another driver. This action is often done intentionally as a way to force the trailing vehicle to react...

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Moped Laws in Colorado

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An increasingly popular way to explore Colorado’s vibrant cities is on a moped. Mopeds provide an economical and eco-friendly mode of transportation, allowing riders to experience the beauty of Colorado without the added effort of, say, cycling or hiking. They’re also a convenient and efficient way to commute within the city. But before you hop on a moped, make sure you are versed in Colorado’s laws regarding these vehicles. Knowing the rules and regulations for mopeds will help keep you and others safe on the road. What is a Moped? First, it is important to understand what, exactly, constitutes a “moped.” In...

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E-Bike Laws in Colorado

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Electric bicycles, or “E-Bikes,” have surged in popularity in the last few years. They allow for the scenic views and cardiovascular benefits of a traditional bike, with the convenience and flexibility of a motor. However, these E-bikes are not without risks. It is important to know and adhere to e-bike laws in Colorado in order to avoid a potentially devastating accident.  What is an E-Bike? An E-Bike utilizes an electric motor to assist the rider while pedaling. There are three classes of E-Bike that may be found on Colorado roads: Class I E-Bikes have motors that work only while pedaling and up...

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When to Hire a Bus Accident Attorney

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Bus accidents can be especially dangerous, resulting in numerous injuries to more than one person. They are more common than you may think. In fact, the US Department of Transportation estimates there are at least 183 bus accidents a day, or 67,000 per year. Read our article to learn more about these types of crashes and when you should hire a bus accident attorney if you or a loved one is injured. What Causes Bus Accidents? Bus accidents can have various causes, many of them similar to smaller vehicles, including: Driver impairment or intoxication Hazardous road conditions Inclement weather Speeding Mechanical failure However,...

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7 Unusual Colorado Driving Laws You May Not Know

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Certain traffic laws go without saying: stopping at a red light, yielding to pedestrians, wearing your seatbelt. Other laws may not be as well-known, however, and are frequently violated by drivers as a result. As strange as some of these rules may sound, they are still law in the state of Colorado. You can be held liable and even face jail time if you are found disobeying any of these laws, especially if an accident occurs as a result. Here are the top unusual Colorado driving laws that you may not know.  Lesser Known Traffic Rules in Colorado 1. You Cannot Buy...

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