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2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

      STATEWIDE — Between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law agencies teamed up for six high visibility enforcement periods as part of The Heat Is On campaign. The enforcement periods are meant to ensure every Coloradan gets home safely, […]

Trooper Tips - What to do if you’re in A Crash

Trooper Tips – What to do if you’re in A Crash

    At one time or another most of us have found ourselves in a bad situation that we have never experienced before; so what do you do in those situations?   Keeping calm and safe is the best advice I have for you. So, if you ever experience a crash try to keep calm.  Check […]

CSP Investigates Injury Crash near Wiley

CSP Investigates Injury Crash near Wiley

  On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (corrected date) at approximately 6:00 PM, the Colorado State Patrol investigated a 2-vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy 287 at Prowers County Rd. NN near Wiley, Colorado. A 1996 GMC Yukon, driven by 53 year old Barry Mullins of Wiley, CO, and a 2009 Kenworth semi driven by 50 […]

Two Die in Car-Train Crash in Las Animas

Two Die in Car-Train Crash in Las Animas

  The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Bent County Road 8.75 just west of Las Animas, CO, in Bent County, State of Colorado. The crash occurred on September 20, 2019, at approximately 0831 hours.  A 2001 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on Bent County Road 8.75 approaching a railroad […]

Trooper Tips:  Traction

Trooper Tips: Traction

    It’s that time of year again, so we need to address snow storms and driving in them. This year there has been some confusion with the new traction laws that travelers will be facing.  So I’m here to help answer some of those questions. Most of the focus for the traction law has […]

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% - Usage is record for the state

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% – Usage is record for the state

      STATEWIDE — More Coloradans will be buckling up when they hit the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to a recent survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt use increased by 2% in 2019. This is the highest rate since record-keeping began in 1997 when the state […]

Trooper Tips - Patience

Trooper Tips – Patience

  Recently I helped with directing traffic for the Iron Man competition held in Boulder County.  It got me thinking about safety issues when dealing with special events and emergency situations while I was trying to endure standing in the 90 degree plus temperatures. We were tasked to shut down part of Highway 119, which […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — As of Monday, July 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a week-long Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through Sunday, July 21. In 2018, five […]

Two Injured in Stolen Car Crash in Baca County

Two Injured in Stolen Car Crash in Baca County

  On Sunday, July 14, 2019 at approximately 05:00 hours, an accident occurred on Baca County Road 24.6 approximately 170’ north of 13th Ave. in Baca County Colorado. A stolen red 2006 Pontiac G6, driven by a 16 year old juvenile, along with a 16 year old juvenile passenger was traveling north bound on Baca […]

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

  According to the meteorologists it is now officially summer. So that means there will be a lot more motorcycles on our roadways.  So that is this month’s topic. I was a motor officer for the State Patrol for 11 years, so I have a few insights when dealing with this topic.  No matter what […]

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

      STATEWIDE — After a nearly record-setting cold spring, warm weather is here, and families are packing up the car for summer road trips. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that only one in four children is properly secured when riding in a vehicle, putting the majority at severe risk […]

Trooper Tips /-“Trailer Talk”

Trooper Tips /-“Trailer Talk”

  Well it’s camping season again, and that means everyone is getting ready to head to the mountains with the family. A lot of you have camping trailers that you’ll be using on the weekends, so I wanted to talk a little about trailer safety. It’s very important to make sure you and your family […]

CSP Investigates Highway 50, Otero County Fatality

CSP Investigates Highway 50, Otero County Fatality

On Saturday, June 8, 2019 at approximately 8:24 AM, the Colorado State Patrol was notified of a single vehicle crash on Highway 50 at MP 356, in Otero County. The crash location is approximately 5 miles east of Fowler, CO. Upon arrival, Troopers determined a Saturn was traveling eastbound on Highway 50, lost control and […]

FATAL CRASH ON PROWERS COUNTY ROAD 35

FATAL CRASH ON PROWERS COUNTY ROAD 35

  On May 17, 2019 at approximately 14:20 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Prowers County Road 35, north of Prowers County Road NN.5, approximately 8 miles north of town of Holly. A 1998 Ford Ranger, driven by 58 year old Robert Davis of Holly, CO, was […]

Trooper Tips - “In a Perfect World”

Trooper Tips – “In a Perfect World”

  Trooper Tips – “In a Perfect World”   In my perfect world there will be no more crashes involving injury or death. There will be no more crashes on our roadways, period. In this perfect world of mine, distracted driving will be a thing of the past. No more will we see people driving while […]