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Trailer Sway is Not Okay - Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

Trailer Sway is Not Okay – Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

  Super Cruising (Colorado) – Seeing a camper, boat or trailer swiftly moving side to side as it is pulled down the road can put the fear into most passing motorists for good reason, it can be deadly. Ensuring that a vehicle is hitched safely, distributing the weight on the trailer or camper properly and […]

CSP Investigates Baca County Roadway Fatalities

CSP Investigates Baca County Roadway Fatalities

    On Sunday, 7/17/2022 at approximately 06:35 a fatal crash occurred on Baca County Road 36 and Baca County Road BB .5. This near the town of Vilas. A 2000 Nissan Xterra was traveling southbound on BCR 36 and suddenly weaved onto the right shoulder, hitting a small embankment. The Nissan Xterra then began […]

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Two-lane Roads Present Hazards for Rural and Mountain Communities   (Colorado) – The winding scenic roads of southwest Colorado are both charming and hazardous. This is why Colorado State Patrol troopers are asking visitors and residents to respect the speed limit and familiarize themselves with common traits of two-lane roads in rural and mountain areas. […]

Colorado Introduces Changes to Bike Laws

Colorado Introduces Changes to Bike Laws

Bicyclists and Drivers Need to Know the “Safety Stop”   (COLO) – As a reminder for Colorado Bike Month, motorists should be aware that a new bill was signed into Colorado law this past April that may change the behaviors of bicyclists and other human-powered vehicles. The new rule has been termed the “Safety Stop,” […]

The Colorado State Patrol Provides Some Summer Driving Tips

The Colorado State Patrol Provides Some Summer Driving Tips

  (Colorado) – During the summer of 2021, the southwest region of Colorado saw an alarming 21 fatal crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Known for premier hiking, camping, fishing and mountain biking, the western slope of Colorado regularly sees a steady volume of in-state and out-of-state visitors throughout the summer as well as […]

Trooper Tips:  Holes in our Life

Trooper Tips: Holes in our Life

    One of my favorite movies is Groundhog Day.  In the movie, Bill Murry has a line in one of his reports that is also a favorite of mine.  “Well, it’s Groundhog Day…again.”  That resonates with me more than you know.  Well it’s pothole season…again. After a Colorado winter we see an influx of […]

Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 in Prowers County

Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 in Prowers County

On Sunday, 5/29/2022, at approximately 10:10pm, the Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Highway 50 at Prowers County Road 7 near Lamar. The crash involved a Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy that was responding emergent to a call (an unknown-if-injury crash in Kiowa County) when a 2013 Dodge Challenger pulled […]

Colorado State Patrol Reveals Top Five Casual Crash Factors for the State’s Youngest Drivers

Colorado State Patrol Reveals Top Five Casual Crash Factors for the State’s Youngest Drivers

  (COLO) – Even after hours of practice and passing a test, new drivers will lack maturity and experience behind the wheel. Parents often work hard to prepare them, yet teen drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes and make mistakes which is why all 50 states and the District of Columbia have graduated […]

CSP Responds to Four Car Crash in Baca County

CSP Responds to Four Car Crash in Baca County

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a four-vehicle serious injury crash that occurred on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at approximately 11:59 AM. The crash occurred approximately 9 miles north of the town of Campo on Colorado 287 in Baca County. A green 2005 Kia Sedona driven by Scott Janzen (37-year-old male from Denver, […]

Phone Use While Driving Cause More Distracted Driving Accidents

Phone Use While Driving Cause More Distracted Driving Accidents

    STATEWIDE — Among all types of distracted driving, it’s the use of a phone that leads to most serious injuries in crashes, according to new data from the Colorado Department of Transportation.  Of the 302 serious injuries in distracted driving crashes in 2020, 205 injuries involved drivers who were using their phone just […]

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

  A multi-car crash occurred shortly after 2pm this past Friday, April 29th on Highway 50 about five miles west of Lamar. First responders found zero-visibility due to blowing dust as multiple responders reported to the emergency.  Westbound highway 50 was completely blocked by the crash and eastbound was shut down shortly after due to […]

CSP Responds to Two-Vehicle Crash on 287 Near Springfield

CSP Responds to Two-Vehicle Crash on 287 Near Springfield

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on April 22, 2022 at approximately 3:35 PM. The crash occurred approximately 5 mile north of the town of Springfield on Colorado 287 in Baca County. A white 2021 Kenworth Semi-tractor and trailer driven by Mathieu Dufour (30-year-old male from Waterford, MI) […]

Two Trouble Spots in Youth Driving Behavior: Speed and Seat Belts

Two Trouble Spots in Youth Driving Behavior: Speed and Seat Belts

    Despite being the safest and one of the easiest decisions a driver and passenger can make, Colorado (86%) still falls below the national average (90%) with seat belt use, and the younger the driver the greater the chance they aren’t buckling up. Teens, as both drivers and passengers, have the lowest rate of […]

 CSP Seeing Increase of People on Roadways Not Designed for Pedestrian Use

 CSP Seeing Increase of People on Roadways Not Designed for Pedestrian Use

  (COLO) – Unlike neighborhood streets or roads with designated bike lanes or large shoulders, there are many highways and rural roadways that are not designed for pedestrian use. When pedestrians are present on access-controlled roads, such as highways, they are placing themselves and motorists at great risk and can be ticketed, or worse, injured […]

Trooper Tips on Blinker Etiquette

Trooper Tips on Blinker Etiquette

  The blinker is the most misused item in a vehicle.  It’s a great tool to have when trying to communicate with fellow drivers.  What an invention.  A system that lets others know what you’re thinking and you don’t have to utter one word or make any other sound.  So why are so many drivers […]