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The “Move Over” Law Just Added a Little More to It

The “Move Over” Law Just Added a Little More to It

On November 26th, 2016 my friend Trooper Cody Donahue was killed by a truck that failed to move over while he was investigating a crash. This is a story we hear all too often. Prior to that crash, there was a Move Over law already in effect. So why didn’t it work in that situation […]

TROOPER TIPS FROM CSP

TROOPER TIPS FROM CSP

“Thank You” With everything that has been going on around the world it is easy to get down. So, this month I’m not bringing up anything about Covid-19. Instead I thought it was a good time to throw something positive into the mix. Each month I write about the proper way to drive here in […]

Trooper Tips: “Living in a New World”

Trooper Tips: “Living in a New World”

  As the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic continue to hit not only the United States, but the entire world, I know that it is affecting everyone’s mental health. It’s hard not to focus on anything but what is plaguing us. But there are still things going on that have nothing to do with Covid-19 […]

Trooper Tips - “CSP Youth Academy”

Trooper Tips – “CSP Youth Academy”

Once again, it’s time to look towards the youth of Colorado where we give them an experience of a lifetime. The mission of a Colorado State Patrol Trooper is not just enforcing the laws on the state’s highways, and interstates. We are also very involved in educating the public in various areas. One way we […]

Trooper Tips - “Older Drivers”

Trooper Tips – “Older Drivers”

  Driving is a feeling of freedom you get when you’re able to just travel wherever you wish. But, there may come a point in time when either you or someone close to you must make the decision to put the keys away and find another way to commute. Talking to an older person about […]

Trooper Tips - Are You Driving Impaired?

Trooper Tips – Are You Driving Impaired?

  How often do you ask yourself if you are driving impaired? I know you’re asking why you would ask yourself that if you are not drinking. But are you actually impaired and don’t realize it? Think of it this way, have you ever driven when you were tired or just drove while daydreaming? Let’s […]

Trooper Tips for November - Passing!

Trooper Tips for November – Passing!

  One of the things about living in rural parts of Colorado means often having to travel on two lane roads. Where it is sometimes a lot more pleasant than driving on a big highway, it can have its drawbacks. One of those is not having a passing lane you can access the entire time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

  Summer is getting closer. You can tell by the occasional warm day that reminds you the lawn mower may need to be tuned up.  So this means yard work is not too far in the future. If you are like me, my truck is used to carry everything. Some items fit well, and others […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 2”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 2”

  Last month I talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We now need to start looking at the causes of these crashes.  Each of them had a different reason for the crash, but each one did have one thing in common; […]

January 2019 CSP Trooper Tips -  “A Call to Action”

January 2019 CSP Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action”

    Over the 2018 holiday season this year, Colorado had a wakeup call. Starting Christmas Eve, and continuing through the next 72 hours, Colorado lost a total of 9 lives in 7 crashes.  Those killed ranged from teenagers all the way to grandparents.  The news talked about the loss of lives, people talked about […]

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

  It’s that time of year again, which means snow storms are on the horizon. Bad weather isn’t all that bad, because with it comes all of the fun activities we like to do in Colorado such as skiing, sledding, skiing, hiking, and skiing/snowboarders. I joke about the ski season, but when we see a […]