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Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

  (COLO) – From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the Colorado State Patrol, along with state transportation and law enforcement agencies from Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah came together with a united message for the State2State. Buckle Up. Campaign. Over the summer Colorado State Troopers issued 4,248 seatbelt citations with the […]

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

  On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of […]

September Snow is Possible in Colorado

September Snow is Possible in Colorado

Chain Law Goes into Effect Wednesday, Sept. 1 (COLO) – With weather forecasts including 80 and 90-degree temperatures on the front range, it’s hard to imagine potential snowfall in Colorado’s high country. Yet, summer snow is not that unusual at higher elevations in our state. That’s why each year, from September 1 to May 31, […]

DUI Enforcement Ramps Up as Summer Winds Down

DUI Enforcement Ramps Up as Summer Winds Down

  36% of traffic fatalities involve a suspected impaired driver STATEWIDE — Summer will soon come to a close, but driving impaired is never in season. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are coming together for a late summer DUI campaign from Aug. 18 to Sept. 6. Additional […]

CSP Investigates Highway 40 Fatality

CSP Investigates Highway 40 Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash which resulted in one fatality on Friday, August 13, 2021. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 40 and Highway 287, just east of Kit Carson in Cheyenne County, Colorado. A 2014 Subaru Forester was traveling eastbound on Highway 40. The Subaru failed to […]

Speeding Violations for Commercial Vehicle Operators Rose in 2020

Speeding Violations for Commercial Vehicle Operators Rose in 2020

Colorado State Patrol Targets High-Risk Driving Behaviors for #SlowYourRoll Campaign (COLORADO) – A fully loaded commercial truck traveling on good road conditions at 65 miles per hour needs a distance of nearly two football fields to stop (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 2016). Now imagine the distance it would take for that same tractor trailer […]

Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

  With all of the fires Colorado has had over the past few years we are starting to see a real problem with flash flooding affecting our roadways in burn areas.  Recently, I-70 near Glenwood Springs has been shut down multiple times due to mudslides covering the roadway.  I thought this would be a good […]

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

  (COLO) – With pandemic restrictions easing across the country, summer travel was anticipated to be even higher this year. In a proactive measure, Colorado and five surrounding states came together to send a consistent message to motorists – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling.  These states launched the campaign on Memorial […]

Trooper Tips:  Drive by Example

Trooper Tips: Drive by Example

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is a proverb that simply means trying to do what someone else does, or think like someone else thinks is a compliment to that person.  Well, parents you should feel flattered, because your kids spend a large amount of time watching your actions and then imitating […]

CSP Goes After Speeders

CSP Goes After Speeders

Speeding Remains a Top Causal Factor of Fatal and Injury Crashes Across Colorado   (COLORADO) – Along with driving under the influence, exceeding safe speeds continues to be a leading causal factor for fatal and injury crashes year to date across Colorado for incidents investigated by the Colorado State Patrol. More than 600 people died […]

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

  (Lakewood, COLO) – Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol and Col. Kebin Haller, Wyoming Highway Patrol are coming together to send a message to in-state and out-of-state motorists this summer season – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling. These states are working together, along with state transportation and law […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Shows Fatalities Surge on Colorado Hwys

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Shows Fatalities Surge on Colorado Hwys

  DENVER – With traffic fatalities up 12% over this time last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol are partnering with 47 law enforcement agencies for the largest seat belt enforcement campaign of the year, Click It or Ticket. A press conference will also serve as the kickoff for multiple impaired […]

Signed Law: Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

Signed Law: Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

COLORADO – On May 7, 2021 Governor Jared Polis signed into state law that off highway vehicles (OHV), regardless of the state or other jurisdiction in which the off-highway vehicle is registered or titled, will not be allowed on public streets, roads, or highways of the State. Off highway vehicles include ATVs, four wheelers, and side-by-sides, and […]

Motorcycle Riding Season

Motorcycle Riding Season

    Motorcycle season is now upon us again.  Dust off the motorcycle seat and check it out to see if your bike and you are ready to hit the open roads again. As fun as it is to ride a motorcycle, I wanted to let you know that the Colorado State Patrol is seeing […]

DROP IT AND DRIVE

DROP IT AND DRIVE

Distracted driving remains a top cause of fatal and injury crashes! COLORADO – Distractions behind the wheel didn’t start with cell phones, and with every interruption comes an increase in risk for a preventable crash. Often viewed as a young-person problem, Colorado drivers admit distracted driving transcends generations.  85% of drivers in Colorado admit to […]