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Child Passenger Safety Laws Colorado

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We all want to keep our youngest passengers as safe as possible. Sometimes, however, we may be distracted or in a hurry and look for ways to get from one place to another as quickly as possible. This may involve overlooking the basic safety requirements for traveling with a child. But allowing a child to sit up front too soon, skip the carseat, or remain unbuckled can not only have disastrous consequences, the driver who allowed it to happen may also face legal repercussions.  What are Colorado’s Child Passenger Law Requirements? Colorado has regulations for child passengers up to a certain age...

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Laws for Motorcyclists in Colorado

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Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating: speeding along a scenic roadway, the wind in your hair, enjoying the sites and sounds of nature. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle is also dangerous. Like bicycles, the exposed nature of the vehicle makes motorcyclists much more vulnerable when an accident occurs, no matter how minor. You can reduce your chances of being involved in a deadly crash by knowing motorcyclist laws in Colorado, as well as a few tips to keep yourself safe.  Do Motorcyclists in Colorado Have to Wear a Helmet? Although helmets have been shown to drastically reduce the risk of injury and death,...

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Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado

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Pedestrian accidents account for about 70,000 injuries nationally and 5,000 deaths. 92 of these deaths occured in Colorado in 2021. Sadly, the majority of such accidents affect our most vulnerable population: senior citizens and children. Laws in Colorado exist to protect pedestrians from moving vehicles. Knowing these laws can help you and your loved ones stay safe when crossing the street.  When Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur? There may be no justifiable reason for hitting someone when they are crossing the street, but there are a few scenarios when it is more likely to happen: Turning right on a red light Many pedestrians are struck...

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