Research and development in the realm of spinal cord injury rehabilitation is proceeding with dispatch and high hopes in labs and facilities across the country
Colorado residents who love spending quality summer time in friends' swimming pools -- or perhaps own pools themselves -- should take a moment to reflect on the recreational accident risks presented by inflatable water slides.
New regulations proposed by the government would require long-haul trucks and buses to be outfitted with safety systems designed to reduce the occurrence of truck accidents. The safety features would use computer-controlled braking and electronic stability control to stop the vehicles from taking turns too quickly.
A car accident -- especially a rear-end collision -- is hardly a rare event in Colorado.
Many military members feel the effects of their active-duty service long after it is over. New research is suggesting that some of these effects can inhibit a veteran's driving ability, putting him or her at a greater risk of at-fault car accidents.
Safety officials and bike dealerships across the country, including in Colorado, are reporting increased motorcycle sales over prior years and more riders on the roads. The reasons for that are several, including the early arrival of spring throughout much of the country and the rising cost of gas, which makes operating a passenger vehicle problematic for many people.
Doctors performing physical examinations on commercial truck and bus drivers must now be trained, certified and listed on a national registry by 2014 in order to continue issuing driver medical cards, according to an announcement made recently by the U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood. The new requirement for medical examiners could help lower the number of truck accidents involving commercial drivers.
After Rutgers defensive player Eric LeGrand sustained a serious spinal cord injury in a college football game in October 2010, doctors told him he would likely be a quadriplegic and need a ventilator to breathe for the remainder of his life.
Technology developers recently announced that they are creating new devices that are capable of virtually eliminating car accidents. Although the new devices will be available to Colorado drivers in the near future, it may take up to 10 years for all vehicles to carry the wireless car crash prevention device.