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St. Patrick’s Day was Busiest Holiday for DUI Caused Crashes for Colorado State Patrol Troopers in 2023

St. Patrick’s Day was Busiest Holiday for DUI Caused Crashes for Colorado State Patrol Troopers in 2023

(COLO) – The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Colorado State Patrol are reminding drivers not to press their luck on St. Patrick’s Day this year. While numerous options exist to avoid driving intoxicated, too many motorists still make a dangerous choice to get behind the wheel instead of using rideshare, public transportation, […]

Colorado State Patrol Conducting Statewide Operation on Super Bowl Sunday

Colorado State Patrol Conducting Statewide Operation on Super Bowl Sunday

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Drive Safe Colorado State Patrol Conducting Statewide Operation -Make a game plan for a sober ride this Sunday (COLORADO) – On February 11, 2024, troopers across Colorado, in partnership with local jurisdictions, will be conducting strict enforcement operations to help motorists make safe and responsible driving choices. Some […]

Colorado State Patrol: "It's Just 10 mph Over the Speed Limit, Trooper"

Colorado State Patrol: “It’s Just 10 mph Over the Speed Limit, Trooper”

February 2, 2024 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Colorado State Patrol Public Affairs CSP_PublicAffairs@state.co.us 303-239-4583 But it’s just 10mph over the speed limit, Trooper Speeding: The most commonly violated traffic law (COLORADO) – A common question troopers get asked at social gatherings or in brief conversation is, “How fast can I go over the […]

Fatal Commercial Motor Crashes Trending Downward in Colorado

Fatal Commercial Motor Crashes Trending Downward in Colorado

  Troopers have seen an 8.5% reduction in fatal crashes YTD over 2022   (COLO) – After a steady increase of CMV-caused fatal crashes between 2018 and 2021, current data suggests that Colorado is experiencing a downward trend in CMV fatal crashes. The state experienced a five-year high in 2021 with 79 fatal crashes involving […]

Serious Lane Violations Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Serious Lane Violations Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

    Troopers saw an increase in off-highway crashes caused by lane violations in 2022 (COLO) – Drivers weaving in and out of traffic, vehicles entering the highway the wrong way and motorists not maintaining a centered lane position contribute to a concerning lane violation problem that can cause serious injury and fatal crashes. Over […]

Motorists and Pedestrians Share Responsibility When Sharing the Road

Motorists and Pedestrians Share Responsibility When Sharing the Road

  October is National Pedestrian Safety Month, and the Colorado State Patrol wants motorists and pedestrians to do their part as they share the road. According to statewide statistics, 2022 was a record-setting year for pedestrian fatalities with 111 people killed on Colorado roadways, representing 15% of the state’s total traffic fatalities. When looking at […]

Caution: Circulating Scam Not from the Colorado State Patrol

Caution: Circulating Scam Not from the Colorado State Patrol

(LAKEWOOD, COLO) The Colorado State Patrol is warning the public of an online scam offering the public a “list” of gas stations recently impacted by credit card skimming devices. The Colorado State Patrol recently became aware of an email scam in circulation.  The email subject line says, “WARNING: Recent Contactless Payment Processors Scam” Within the […]

Colorado State Patrol To Conduct Commercial Motor Vehicle Chain Law Checkpoint

Colorado State Patrol To Conduct Commercial Motor Vehicle Chain Law Checkpoint

  Eagle County Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol will be conducting commercial motor vehicle chain check operations along I-70 Friday, October 13th. The CMV check will be enforcement related with primary focus on chain possession violations and CMV education of the dangers of the Glenwood Canyon with variable speed limits and the right lane […]

Biggest DUI Enforcement of Summer Begins August 16

Biggest DUI Enforcement of Summer Begins August 16

    August 15, 2023 – Statewide Safety News – DUI enforcement periods have seen 3,025 arrests this year Statewide — Holiday weekends and the end of summer are for fun and relaxation, not a DUI citation. As the sun sets on the summer season, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and […]

Colorado Motorcycle Crash Deaths Continue

Colorado Motorcycle Crash Deaths Continue

  (COLO) – In 2022, 149 motorcycle riders died on Colorado roads in a record-high year for traffic deaths, equating to 20% of the state’s total traffic fatalities. These fatalities occurred around the state, with the top counties being El Paso (25), Jefferson (19), Adams (12), Denver (12) and Arapahoe (11). Now Colorado State Troopers […]

Highway 50 Closed for Several Hours Due a Single Vehicle Crash

Highway 50 Closed for Several Hours Due a Single Vehicle Crash

On Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at approximately 08:20 hours, a 2007 white Freightliner Semi-truck, driven by 50-year-old Herman Ross of Olney Spring, CO, was westbound on Colorado Highway 50, located approximately 3 miles east of La Junta. Ross lost control of the Freightliner and collided with the eastbound guardrail. The Freightliner rotated clockwise and slid […]

Colorado State Patrol is Targeting Aggressive Drivers

Colorado State Patrol is Targeting Aggressive Drivers

  COLORADO) – Colorado State Troopers from the Golden Troop Office arrested a male party for traveling at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour, eluding a trooper and placing other motorists at risk. On the morning of Monday, August 7, 2023, Troopers were working a team operation focusing on speed near Colorado Highway […]

Drivers in Colorado Now Need to Obey Move Over Law

Drivers in Colorado Now Need to Obey Move Over Law

    Starting Monday, Aug. 7, Colorado is enhancing its Move Over law to provide greater protection for people and their vehicles on the side of the road. This significant change goes beyond just safeguarding police and emergency responders; it now requires drivers to also move over when passing disabled vehicles on the side of […]

Acting Ugly Behind the Wheel

Acting Ugly Behind the Wheel

Aggressive driving tops CSP’s human factor list in lane violation crashes.   (COLO) – In 2022, Colorado lost 754 lives in traffic crashes, the most roadway deaths the state has seen in 41 years. One of the top causal factors for injury and fatal crashes across the state is lane violations, increasing annually since 2019. […]

Suspect in Fatal Bent County Crash ID'd, Investigation Continues

Suspect in Fatal Bent County Crash ID’d, Investigation Continues

June 23, 2023– CBI – Agents with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) continue to investigate an incident involving a stolen Colorado State Patrol vehicle that resulted in a fatal accident on Colorado State Highway 50 at mile marker 416, near Las Animas in Bent County just before 11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2023. The deceased […]