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Colorado is in a crisis. Over the past four years, motorcyclist fatalities have risen 58 percent, and things don’t appear to be slowing down. Fortunately, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has a plan to deal with this. But will the agency’s new plan, which involves a car dealership, succeed in spreading motorcycle safety? Colorado Motorcycle Safety and Car Dealerships Last year, Colorado set an all-time record for motorcyclist deaths in our state. An unprecedented 125 riders perished in 2016, and 2017 isn’t shaping up any better. So far, 72 people have died in motorcycle crashes this year, but officials are looking to change that. You see, most fatal motorcycle crashes involve collisions with other vehicles. In fact, the Colorado State Patrol has gone on record blaming the spike in motorcyclist fatalities on distracted driving. That’s why CDOT is turning its attention to educating drivers, and they’ve got help from…
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Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently announced some alarming news. According to CDOT, 2016 was the deadliest year on state roads in the last 15 years. Statistics released by the organization show more than 600 people died in a combination of bicycle, motorcycle, auto and pedestrian crashes. What makes this news even more upsetting is that many of the deaths were preventable. CDOT claims hundreds of these fatalities involved distracted drivers and motorists not wearing seatbelts. To help make 2017 a safer year on our roads, CDOT claims it will to continue using public safety campaigns to educate others on the importance of seatbelts and avoiding distracted driving. However, public safety campaigns on these subjects have existed for years. It begs the question as to whether these educational campaigns can become more effective. Many public safety campaigns rely on billboards, but social media may prove more useful….
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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol, and 89 other state agencies recently finished carrying out a seat belt enforcement campaign. During the course of the campaign, state law enforcement wrote 5,983 citations, including 295 involving children! Transportation officials and law enforcement found these numbers worrying, as seat belts are essential to surviving a car accident. Seat belts are especially important for child passengers, who depend on their parents to set an example. According to CDOT, seat belts were responsible for saving 169 lives in Colorado in 2014. National Highway of Traffic Safety Administration statistics estimate that seat belts increase the risk of surviving a car accident by 50 percent for both drivers and passengers. Why do seat belts work? It comes down to the laws of physics. Why Seat Belts Save Lives We can use the top speed allowed in Colorado (75 mph) to explain why seat…
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