banner ad

RSSAll Entries Tagged With: "Seatbelt"

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 […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years - Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years – Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

  STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities have risen by 24 percent since 2014. In 2016 there were 605 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to 547 fatalities in 2015. “Colorado is growing but that doesn’t mean traffic fatalities must grow too,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive […]

CDOT Launches Campaign To Address Seat Belt Crisis in Colorado

CDOT Launches Campaign To Address Seat Belt Crisis in Colorado

  STATEWIDE—In 2015, Colorado saw an alarming spike in traffic fatalities, totaling 545 fatalities, compared to 488 in 2014—an 11.7 percent increase. Even more telling: the 15 percent of Coloradans who don’t buckle up represent 52 percent, or 181, of all 2015 passenger vehicle fatalities.  In response, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching […]