The Colorado Department of Traffic (CDOT) recently released a report on fatal vehicle collisions from 2002-2010. Split up in groups, the numbers show just who is most vulnerable when it comes to vehicle accidents in Colorado. The categories include: drivers over 65, drivers under 65, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicycle riders. There are a few trends that may surprise you. Read the rest »
You cannot trust other drivers. It is a sad but true fact of life in the United States. You cannot tell when another driver has been drinking, is sleep-deprived, or is distracted and about to ram into you from behind. You also cannot tell whether another driver has insurance to cover your hospital bills and repairs in the event of a serious crash. Read the rest »
Approximately 12.6% of United States drivers are driving their vehicles without the coverage of an auto insurance policy. In Colorado, the rate of uninsured drivers is higher at 16.2%, according to the Insurance Research Council. That’s one in six drivers breezing by you on the road without insurance.
If you are involved in an auto collision with one of those drivers, your first thought may well be that you’ve landed in a worst-possible scenario. But if you have uninsured motorist coverage, it will definitely help. Read the rest »