Fatal traffic crashes involving teens spike during the summer — here’s why

Tommy Simmons – Greeley Tribune Ask AAA spokesman Skyler McKinley why teen drivers are more prone to traffic crashes in the summer months, and he’s got a four-word answer. “School’s out for summer,” he said. Nationwide, traffic crashes tend to increase every year during June, July and August. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, […]

Alexa’s Hugs mourns with community, encourages safety

Saturday wrapped up ‘Child Passenger Safety Week’ across the nation By Dana Rieck Reporter-Herald Staff Writer In the past 10 days, five people lost their lives on roadways in the Northern Colorado region. And for Loveland resident Tad Johnson, his heart breaks every time he hears the news. “We grieve so deeply when there is […]

Alexa’s Hugs to hold car seat check Saturday

Free event to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Loveland Police and Courts Building By Dana Rieck Reporter-Herald Staff Writer LOVELAND — Loveland Police Department officials are partnering with Alexa’s Hugs to offer free car seat inspections from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Loveland Police and Courts Building, […]

Eight Northern Colorado Schools Recognized for Seat Belt Improvements – EPHS awarded!

Nonprofit promoting vehicle safety awards $2,600.00 as part of 2016 campaign Alexa’s Hugs on May 7 awarded a total of $2,600 to eight high schools in Larimer and Weld counties to mark their accomplishments for increasing seatbelt usage. Each of the eight schools, spanning six school districts, accepted the Seat Belt Challenge in fall 2015. […]

Northern Colorado schools get more money for more seat belts

Alexa’s Hugs foundations awards $2,600 By MONTE WHALEY | mwhaley@denverpost.com A tragic death of a 19-year-old three years ago is fueling a movement that is boosting seat belt use among teens in northern Colorado. The nonprofit Alexa’s Hugs awarded a total of $2,600 to eight high schools in Larimer and Weld counties earlier this month […]

Greeley West the safest school for seat belts in Weld County

Among schools that took the Seat Belt Challenge, Greeley West High School is the safest in Weld County. The challenge, accepted by 10 high schools from Estes Park to Fort Collins to Greeley and Weld County, is sponsored and administered by Alexa’s Hugs, a Loveland-based nonprofit which is dedicated to seat belt and vehicle safety. […]

Berthoud High wins seat belt challenge

Last December, Tad and Jona Johnson visited every Thompson School District high school and watched as every car left the parking lot, recording a “yes” or a “no.” The “no” count at each school went as high as nearly 28 percent, representing the number of people spotted not wearing a seat belt. Schools were then […]