Study Finds Denver-Area Traffic Among Worst in U.S.: Denver Car Accident Attorneys at Bell & Pollock, P.C. Comment

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A recent report about Denver traffic delays raises concern over rear-end accidents and distracted driving, according to Gary Bell Jr. and Bradley P. Pollock, founding attorneys at Denver law firm Bell & Pollock, P.C.

With so many people on the road at once, a split second of inattention – such as when a driver is preoccupied by his or her cell phone – can lead to a rear-end crash or an intersection accident.

Commenting on a recent Fox 31 news story about traffic congestion in the Denver metropolitan area, car accident attorney Gary Bell Jr. today stressed the importance of remaining alert on area roads and highways at all times, especially during rush hour stop-and-go traffic that could potentially lead to rear-end or distracted driving accidents.

Bell, co-founder of Denver law firm Bell & Pollock, P.C., based his comments on a March 31 article carried by Fox 31, “Study: Denver area in top 25 for worst traffic in U.S.” The article detailed a study conducted by GPS manufacturer TomTom finding Denver to have the 22nd worst morning and evening commute times in the United States.

“Longer commute times inevitably mean drivers must deal with stop-and-go, bumper-to-bumper traffic on a weekly basis,” Bell said. “With so many people on the road at once, a split second of inattention – such as when a driver is preoccupied by his or her cell phone – can lead to a rear-end crash or an intersection accident.”

According to the Fox 31 article, TomTom studied traffic patterns of more than 200 cities across the world. The study, which looked at average traffic delays during morning and evening commutes, found Denver to rank 22nd in the United States with an average delay for a 30 minute commute being 18 minutes.

Overall, Denver drivers spend an average of 70 additional hours every year stuck in traffic, with the worst commutes being Wednesday morning and Thursday evening, according to Fox 31. Additionally, TomTom found the easiest weekly commutes in Denver to be Friday morning and Monday evening.

As a result, attorney Bradley P. Pollock said it’s critical for drivers to remain especially alert and aware during rush hour traffic across the metro area.

“It may be tempting to check your cell phone or become distracted by a radio or GPS system when stuck in rush-hour traffic,” said Pollock. “But those who talk, text, browse the web and engage in other dangerous behaviors while behind-the-wheel can cause serious accidents. Careless drivers in Denver traffic pose a serious threat to law-abiding drivers who may be trying to get home safely from work or school. Those injured by distracted drivers should contact an experienced attorney to discuss their legal rights if they were involved in a crash through no fault of their own.”

About Bell & Pollock, P.C.
An experienced Colorado personal injury law firm serving Denver and residents statewide, Bell & Pollock, P.C. was founded by attorneys Gary Bell Jr. and Bradley P. Pollock. With offices in the Denver area and Steamboat Springs, CO, Bell & Pollock, P.C., has a strong track record for successfully handling a wide range of legal cases, including auto accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents and workers compensation. Bell & Pollock, P.C. works on a contingency fee basis. That means clients only pay attorney’s fees if they win. Contact Bell & Pollock, P.C. for a free case evaluation. Call (303) 795-5900.
Bell & Pollock, P.C.

5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd #220
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-1622

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