The Most Common Cause of Traffic Accidents is Human Error - Part II

Daniel Noffsinger - Friday, September 15, 2017

This series is in support of exchanging the word ‘accident’ with ‘car crash’ when referring to automobile accidents. In the second and final part of the series, attention is paid to ‘accident’ language and why it has created a dismissive approach to the increase in car crash fatalities.

The Single Most Common Cause of Traffic Accidents is Human Error - Part I

Daniel Noffsinger - Friday, September 01, 2017

Grassroots campaigns led by nonprofits and safety advocates have begun efforts aimed at automobile drivers, laws, and reporting in this country to remove the word ‘accident’ from the popular lexicon when describing a car crash. They believe that people have become too complacent and there is a general sense of apathy surrounding car crashes. Last year car crash fatalities rose 8% over 2014, killing 38,000 people.  READ MORE...

Video Recordings Now Part of Police Investigations

Daniel Noffsinger - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The use of deadly force by police officers in cities all over the United States has been a hot topic since last year. In 2015 alone, according to The Guardian newspaper, 1,134 people were killed by police. A disproportionate amount of the dead are young, unarmed, African-American males. When the incidents are investigated, many feel the use of deadly force was unnecessary to apprehend the suspect. Others feel the police officer had reason to believe his or her own life was in danger, necessitating the use of deadly force.

DWAI and DUI Laws in Colorado

Daniel Noffsinger - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The state of Colorado has two alcohol related driving offenses distinguishable and charged by the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of the drunk or impaired driving suspect. They are driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).  READ MORE...

Colorado Receives Favorable Marks for Efforts In Reducing Drunk Driving Accidents

Daniel Noffsinger - Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mothers Against Drunk Driving has rated Colorado as one of the best states in the United States for reducing drunk driving fatalities. According to a recent report released by MADD, Colorado has received a five-star rating from MADD based on a system that looks at five different areas of countermeasures that can be taken to prevent drunk driving fatalities. The report is part of MADD’s Campaign To Eliminate Drunk Driving, which began in 2007 and involves MADD working with lawmakers and enforcement officials to create stronger drunk driving laws.  READ MORE...