Press Release

The Top 5 Spookiest Driving Scenarios


(COLORADO) – Scary driving scenarios happen to everyone at some point. The question comes down to, how will you handle it?

The Colorado State Patrol wants to reduce or remove anxiety behind the wheel in five unique, but not uncommon driving situations. Beginning Saturday evening, October 2, and every Saturday after, in October, Trooper Josh Lewis will walk motorists through a “spooky” scenario and some practical ways to approach it.

Know the Rules of the Roundabout


(COLORADO) – The anxiety of navigating roundabouts is common among new drivers or people who aren’t used to having a circular intersection design in their common commutes. With a little practice, they can become second nature. According to the Federal Highway Association, roundabouts are a proven safety measure because they can substantially reduce crashes in intersections.

In recognition of National Roundabouts Week (September 20-24, 2021), the Colorado State Patrol wants to share some tips to reduce the nerves for all motorists:

If You’re Old Enough to Drive, You’re Old Enough to Respect the Speed Limit


(COLORADO) – While driving under the influence and distracted driving are often looked down upon socially, speeding isn’t always looked at as negatively. Yet, speeding continues to be a leading causal factor for fatal and injury crashes across Colorado for incidents investigated by the Colorado State Patrol, including those involving our youngest drivers.

September Snow is Possible in Colorado - Chain Law Goes into Effect 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, Colorado Chain laws go into effect for all drivers. Colorado Chain Law is not just for large commercial vehicles.

Driver Distractions Top the List of Causal Factors for Colorado School Bus Crashes


(COLORADO) – Each day thousands of Colorado children head to school on foot and in private vehicles or the school bus. But which is the safest?  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That’s because school buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road with standards above and beyond those for passenger vehicles.