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Stay Safe on Halloween

This Thursday, the neighborhood streets in Denver will be filled with ghouls and goblins as kids get dressed up and head door to door, trick-or-treating for Halloween In this article from Fox News, the Lakewood Police department explains that kids and drivers alike tend to be more distracted on Halloween. Drivers tend to drive...
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In-Vehicle Technology Guidelines Aim to Reduce Distracted Driving Crashes

According to a recent study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some of the most dangerous distractions to drivers today are the technology advances made by automobile manufacturers. While these electronic gadgets are intended to make our lives easier, they can be deadly distractions. These new technological improvements include electronic devices...
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Pedestrians are Especially Vulnerable in Hit-and-Run Crashes

The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reports that in 2010, there were 4,280 pedestrian fatalities and an additional 70,000 people were injured in traffic accidents. That’s about one pedestrian killed every two hours and one pedestrian injured every eight minutes. According to the study, Protecting Pedestrians and Bicyclists, posted on the Insurance Institute for...
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New Colorado Law Strengthens Penalties for Hit and Run Crashes

According to a recent article by Fox 31 news, Denver Police crime statistics reveal that hit-and-run accidents involving pedestrians are up 48 percent for the first eight months of this year, compared to the same time period in 2011. Previously, leaving the scene of an accident causing serious injuries resulted in a class 5...
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NHTSA Study Finds That Many Parents are Installing Car Seat Incorrectly

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are the number one killer of children one to twelve years old in the United States. “The key to keeping kids safe is to make sure your child is in the right seat for their age and size - and to make sure...
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Come Visit The Bendinelli Law Firm at School Fest on Saturday, August 4th

The Bendinelli Law Firm along with Fox 31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 are teaming up with Aquafina, Walmart and Sam’s for the 2nd annual School Fest August 4th 2012 at the Denver Coliseum from 10am to 1pm. The first 4,000 kids to enter the gates will receive a free backpack as well...
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How Dangerous is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. In Colorado, there is a ban on all cell phone use (hands free included) for all novice drivers (younger than 18 years old) and a ban on texting for all drivers no matter if you are...
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Colorado Wildfire Victims Are Just Beginning Recovery Process – Help and Donate Today!

Here in Colorado, while we may be over the worst of the wildfires, the damage lingers. Over 600 families are left homeless and even those whose homes were saved from the fire are facing residual damage from smoke and water. Additionally, unruly Colorado weather continues to wreak havoc as some of these same homeowners...
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Children are 3x More Likely to Suffer From a Dog Bite During the Summer

Posted on July 6, 2012 in
Like most kids, your children probably like to play outside during the summer months. To keep them safe, be sure to educate them first on animal bite prevention. Approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur every year. Over half of these involve children under 12 years old. A nonprofit organization called Prevent a Bite says...
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How to Avoid Animal Attacks as Wildlife Copes With Colorado Wildfires

With multiple fires burning in Colorado, the risks of encountering a wild animal are much higher than normal. Just recently in Snowmass Village, Colorado, a mother bear and her triplet cubs have been reported breaking into cars in search of food. According to a previously published article from KRDO in Colorado Springs, fires will...
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