Press Release

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

(Colorado) – The winding scenic roads of southwest Colorado are both charming and hazardous. This is why Colorado State Patrol troopers are asking visitors and residents to respect the speed limit and familiarize themselves with common traits of two-lane roads in rural and mountain areas. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day of 2021, Colorado troopers covering the southwest region responded to 21 fatal crashes. Eleven of those crashes (52%) involved drivers crossing the center line of their lane or the exterior lane line.

Colorado State Patrol and CDOT celebrate grand opening of new I-25 Port of Entry facilities in Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS — On Tuesday, June 14, at 10 a.m., the Colorado State Patrol, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation celebrated the grand opening of the new northbound and southbound I-25 Port of Entry stations in Fort Collins, near I-25 and Prospect Road. Construction of the new Port of Entry facilities was part of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project, Johnstown to Fort Collins.

Updated Information and Request for Witnesses in Fatal Crashes on I-25

WELD COUNTY – Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol responded to two crashes on Interstate 25 in Weld County on June 13, 2022, which resulted in six lives lost.  They are requesting assistance for any witnesses that have not yet contacted law enforcement regarding the second crash to come forward with any information.

Shortly before 1:31 PM on I-25 near mile marker 243 a four vehicle crash took place in the northbound lanes, resulting in five fatalities from one vehicle and minor injuries to the driver of another vehicle.  The vehicles involved are:

Its Time to Talk to Your Kids About Road Safety When Cycling

(COLO) – When schools end for the year, kids and teens are more present throughout their neighborhoods. For many, the easiest and most independent mode of transportation is their bicycles. The Colorado State Patrol is asking parents for help in reminding their kids about the ‘rules of the road’.

Looking at injury and fatal crashes involving a bicycle over a three-year period (2019- 2021) that were investigated by the Colorado State Patrol, incidents were the highest over a five-month period from June through October with July being the peak month.

Four Types of Career Paths at the Colorado State Patrol

(COLO) – Working in law enforcement can take many forms and shapes, just ask a Colorado State Trooper about the varied positions within their agency – Troopers, Executive Security Guards, Emergency Communication Dispatchers, and Port of Entry Officers. Over the next six months when you see one of our six specialty-wrapped “recruiting cruisers” with the yellow stripe deployed across the state or see a Patrol member at a community event, we hope you ask them about career opportunities!

Colorado Introduces Changes to Bike Laws

(COLO) - As a reminder for Colorado Bike Month, motorists should be aware that a new bill was signed into Colorado law this past April that may change the behaviors of bicyclists and other human-powered vehicles. The new rule has been termed the “Safety Stop,” and it applies to bicycle riders and other low-speed conveyances, such as electrical assisted bicycles, and electric scooters.

Warm Weather Sees Upward Trend of Impaired Drivers

(COLO) – Each year as the warm weather starts to stabilize in May, Colorado troopers begin to see impaired driving incidents rise. The number of driving under the influence arrests hold fairly steady through summer into early autumn. In 2021, the Colorado State Patrol arrested 4,665 impaired drivers with over 35% of those occurring during the four-month period of May through August.