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School focuses on teaching motorists how to guard against increasing hazards

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DENVER -- Defensive driving skills are important for any driver during the winter season, and new statistics on highway fatalities in Colorado only reinforce the need for increased safety and awareness.

There were 545 traffic deaths in Colorado in 2015, a 10 percent jump and the highest number since 2008.

FOX31 Denver’s Kent Erdahl visited First Gear Skid School to see what drivers can do to better protect themselves from distracted drivers and dangerous weather conditions.

Michal Michalkow started First Gear after spending years as an EMT and seeing the devastating consequences of bad decisions on the road.

 

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