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“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

Trooper Tips By Trooper Gary Cutler Colorado is a bicycling state; so you either ride a bicycle or at least see bicycles often. You’ll see the casual riders, weekend riders, bike to work riders, and there are also many weeklong and weekend biking tours throughout the state, such as Ride the Rockies, and Pedal the […]

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

CDOT Launches Teen Driving Safety Campaign Focused on Driving Restrictions   STATEWIDE – Last year 67 young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were killed in traffic crashes in Colorado. This is a 22 percent increase from 2016 when 55 were killed and the highest number of fatalities for that age group since […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

      (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 6, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice has published a report analyzing more than 27,000 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases that were filed in Colorado in 2016. It is the first report of its kind in the nation to make such a robust and thorough examination […]

CDOT Prepares for Labor Day with Heightened DUI Enforcement

CDOT Prepares for Labor Day with Heightened DUI Enforcement

1,000 Breathalyzers have been sold at Deep Discount – Offer Continues STATEWIDE — As summer winds down, law enforcement agencies across the state prepare to crack down on impaired driving during the weeks leading up to Labor Day and during the holiday weekend. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Rollover

CSP Investigates Bent County Rollover

At 2:56pm on Saturday, August 25th, the CSP responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Bent County Road GG between Bent County Road 6.5 and Bent County Road 7.5.  This is just west of the city of Las Animas in Bent County, CO. The black 2000 Ford Explorer, driven by 23 year old […]

CSP Investigating Baca Cty Highway Fatality

CSP Investigating Baca Cty Highway Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on July 25, 2018, at 2120 hours, on Colorado Highway 287 approximately 13 miles north of Springfield Colorado, in Baca County. A 2013 GMC Yukon driven by Justin Murdock, 35, of Gruver, TX, was traveling northbound […]

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — Starting July 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state will conduct a seven-day high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado. These areas tend to have the lowest seat belt use rates in the state. […]

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

  Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Shows Decrease in Driver Arrests STATEWIDE — Instead of fireworks, 337 impaired drivers watched the red, white and blue flashing lights of a patrol vehicle this past Fourth of July holiday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies teamed up to […]

Trooper Tips -- “The Colorado Driver Handbook”

Trooper Tips — “The Colorado Driver Handbook”

    When new drivers are taught how to drive, they are given a book to study entitled the Colorado Driver Handbook which contains the driving laws in Colorado. This 38 pages of golden rules of the roadway is essential for new drivers on how to drive safely.  Over the years, I believe sometimes drivers […]

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

The Colorado State Patrol, The Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services responded to a two car crash at the intersection of Otero County Road 18 and U.S. Highway 50 on May 24, 2018 at approximately 7:40PM. A 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV being driven by 24 year old Haoru Wang of […]

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

    The Colorado State Patrol’s Lamar Port of Entry invites you to join in for Harvest Time. During the week of May 28-31, the CSP will be in Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties to ensure safety and compliance during harvest season. The CSP will be in Kiowa County at milepost 193 on Highway 96 […]

Sage Brush Meadows Prepares for City Council Meeting, Briefs PEP Board

Sage Brush Meadows Prepares for City Council Meeting, Briefs PEP Board

Jillane Hixson, one of the organizers of the proposed Sage Brush Meadows skilled-care facility planned for Lamar, briefed the Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board members on their progress, during the PEP monthly meeting held at the Green Garden Restaurant this past Tuesday, May 1st. Hixson stated, “We are moving forward, and the feasibility study is […]

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Highway 196 and Prowers County Road NN, approximately 5 miles north of Lamar, CO. A 2014 Toyota Camry, driven by a minor, age 17, of Wiley, Colorado, was northbound on Highway 196 at mile post 15. A […]

CSP Seeking Info on Rocky Ford Vehicle Involved in Fire Truck Crash

CSP Seeking Info on Rocky Ford Vehicle Involved in Fire Truck Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a crash involving a Rocky Ford Rural Fire District Brush truck that was responding to a structure fire in the city of Rocky Ford on Tuesday, April 17th. The fire truck was northbound on Highway 71 approaching Otero County Road CC when it swerved to avoid an […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Underway in Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Underway in Rural Colorado

  1,306 people cited during last year’s enforcement period STATEWIDE —According to a 2017 study by the Colorado Department of Transportation, the five counties with the lowest seat belt use in Colorado were all rural: La Plata (74 percent), Montezuma (74.4 percent), Cheyenne (75.2 percent) and Mesa (75.5 percent). To encourage drivers in rural regions […]