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Automotive Safety: Checklists for Traveling During Spring Break

If you are taking time off in the next few weeks for a road trip, it is important to create a checklist beforehand. Not all vehicles are safe for long-distance travel. In some cases, vehicles may have worn or unsafe equipment that can lead to a motor vehicle crash. The following checklist might help avoid this scenario. Check your tires: Your tires may have insufficient tread depth or holes and tears. Shallow tread depth may cause your vehicle to lose traction with the road during rainy weather conditions. Hole or tears may lead to a blowout. Ensure your tires have the recommended amount of pressure. This may be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Inspect your windshield wipers: Poor weather conditions harm your visibility. Windshield wipers are essential for improving your visibility during rainy weather. If need be, replace the wiper blades and refill the wiper fluid. Bring emergency supplies:…
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Can Sharing Personal Information After a Car Accident Put You at Risk for Identity Theft?

It is common practice to share information with other drivers after a car accident. However, many people make the mistake of providing too much information. According to the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), you may be putting yourself at risk for identity theft by giving away too many personal details to other drivers. You only need to provide other drivers with your name and auto insurance information. The latter should contain the name and phone number of your insurance provider. Many people make the mistake of giving away their addresses, phone numbers, driver’s license numbers and other identifying information. Why is this a mistake? Identity thieves can use this information in the following ways: Driver’s license number: Many businesses ask for driver’s license numbers to confirm the identities of customers. Identity thieves can also use your driver’s license number and name to discover more of your personal information, such as…
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Can CDOT’s New Survey Explain a Surge of Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Colorado?

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently conducted a survey on dangerous driving habits in our state. Results gathered by the study may show why there were 607 fatal motor vehicle accidents in Colorado last year, a 24 percent increase over the last two years. According to the study, Colorado drivers admitted to the following: 38 percent admitted to driving within two hours of consuming alcohol 22 percent read cell phone messages while driving 15 percent claimed they had written messages behind the wheel 62 percent use iPods or other music players while driving 45 percent speed on some occasions 12 percent think they can drive safely under the influence of alcohol Data gathered from the report is even more specific. For example, 24 percent of respondents claimed they constantly drive over the speed limit. Thirty-one percent of admitted to speeding in neighborhoods. How the Dangerous Driving Habits Uncovered by…
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