Easy Tips for Staying Safe on the Road in Denver, Aurora or the Sloan's Lake Area Part I
According to the CDC, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in America. Car accidents in Denver, or Aurora can also result in whiplash injuries leading to neck pain, headaches, low back pain, arm pain, dizziness, shoulder pain, numbness, fatigue, ringing in ears, insomnia, carpal tunnel syndrome and a host of other symptoms.
In over eighteen years of motor vehicle collision (MVC) treatment experience, I have garnered several pearls of wisdom when it comes to car safety. Read on to learn how you can protect your life and the lives of the ones you love.
- Choosing the color of a car. What color of cars is the lowest for car accidents? Research has shown it is silver. The theory goes that silver is not a common color in nature and therefore a person may be more alert in seeing this color. From my own experience silver does not get dirty as easily allowing me more time to write these blogs and less time washing my car. So if you are in the market for a new car consider a silver color.
- What type of seats? Leather versus fabric? Fabric all the way. Although leather is luxurious, its slippery service can send you catapulting from your seat. A common scenario is from a rear ended car crash that can send the occupant upwards and back hitting their head into the ceiling of the car. A fabric cover, although not as sheik is safer.
- Big vs. Small. In the world of car accident auto collision injuries, size does matter! Bigger cars are gas guzzlers but they will protect you. That being said smaller cars with air bags all around are getting safer and safer.
- Make sure your rear view mirrors are in the correct position. You should NOT be able to see the side of your car in properly placed rear view mirrors. I may discuss this in a second article if the interest is there.... hint, hint, wink, wink.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Denver, Aurora or the Sloan's Lake area, please contact us today through this web site and we will see you right away.
Well that's all the time I have for these tips on avoiding whiplash. Please read, do and share. The life you save may be your own. If you would like more tips on how to reduce your chances of injury before, during or after an accident, please drop me a line and I will answer since I don't have to wash my car that often. Part 2 soon to come! Best of luck and safe travels my friend.
From the heart,
Dr Conrad Bui, DC, ND
This blog is not meant to be replace heath care treatment. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any disease. For informational purposes only. Please consult a licensed practitioner in the health care field for any advice.