With high-tech safety features becoming more common in cars, it’s a shocking realization that 2016 was the deadliest year on Colorado roads in eleven years. Reports recently released from the Colorado Department of Transportation, reveal sharp increases in fatal accidents across the state last year. Below are a few graphs that detail the 2016 report from CDOT.
Sadly, vehicle occupants NOT wearing seat belts, make up a large percentage of lives unnecessarily lost in 2016.
However, there is a glimmer of hope, seen in the drastic reduction of fatalities among younger drivers.
While accidents can happen out of the blue, there are simple ways to safeguard yourself; such as learning to drive defensively, following speed limits, putting away distractions, and wearing your seat belt or helmet.
Knowing first-hand the kind of devastation these accidents can cause families, The Sawaya Law Firm supports the federal goal of “Moving Towards Zero” traffic fatalities. Our partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation and our Holiday Cab Ride Program are all evidence of our desire to keep the streets of Colorado safe.
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