Safest Snowboarding & Ski Helmets — Concussion Safety

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The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) estimates approximately 80 percent of skiers and snowboarders on United States ski slopes used helmets during the 2015-2016 ski season. Although ski helmets do not provide complete protection from head injuries, they do help reduce the severity of the injury. [Read more…]

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Mountain Driving Tips: How to Drive Safely to the Slopes

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You have your ski resort reservations and lift tickets. You have packed your bags. Now all you have to do is get there.

So, how do you get safely to the SLOPES? 

S: Slow and Steady 

Keep it slow and steady. Driving fast on Colorado mountain roads can be lethal. The roads are steep and winding. Rock slides are a routine occurrence. Many roads do not have guardrails. You may whip around a curve in the road to have your path blocked by a snowplow or by a tractor trailer that is struggling to make it up the incline. [Read more…]

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Colorado Springs’ Zoo in Top 10

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tigerSummer is winding down and the free time is starting to dry up. You’ve hit the pool and the local park, but have you visited the zoo yet?

With lions and tigers and bears (oh my), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, located in southwest Colorado Springs, it is certainly one of the best.  According to a recent post on ColoradoSprings.com, this animal paradise landed at number five on Trip Advisor’s list of best zoos in the United States, making it one of the best zoos in the world.  [Read more…]

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Drowsy Package Delivering Leads to Disastrous Truck Accidents

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truck crashDrowsiness turns deadly when truck drivers fail to take caution and remain alert while driving.

Lately we have been hearing way too many headlines about devastating truck accidents and the anguish caused by sleep-deprived truck drivers.  In early June, comedian Tracy Morgan’s vehicle was hit by an allegedly tired Wal-Mart truck driver. According to CNN, the driver had not slept for 24 hours prior to the crash.

While Tracy Morgan’s condition has improved, the driving conditions for truck drivers has not. [Read more…]

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It’s a Slippery Slope: Exploring Dangers of Skiing

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What do you think of when you think of skiing? Do you think of the cool air whipping across your face as you speed down the Vail slopes? Do you think of the thrill of conquering a new slope?

Do you contemplate what could happen to you if you had an accident? Probably not.

One second, you could be having the vacation of your life, and the next you could be in an ambulance headed toward the nearest hospital.

Professional freestyle skier Mike Shaw did not think of this risk either. In a recent Vancouver Sun article, Shaw discussed his life threatening ski accident.  While skiing in Keystone Mountain Resort in Colorado, he hit some bad snow and face-planted. He told the Sun that he knew that he was paralyzed as soon as it happened.  [Read more…]

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Pedestrians: Don’t Fall Victim to Hit and Run Accidents

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You may have read our recent post about the bill approved by the Colorado House of Representatives. You’ll be happy to hear that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law June 6.

This law will take effect on July 1, doubling the statute of limitations from five years to 10 years. The government has been taking action in this issue due to the staggering number of hit and run accidents in Colorado. These accidents have left pedestrians and drivers with serious, sometimes fatal, injuries.

Not only is the state government taking action on this statewide issue, but the general public is as well using social media. Using the hashtag #JustStopCO, bystanders are posting images and news about hit-and-run car accidents in Colorado.  [Read more…]

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