(COLORADO) – September is a transition month for Colorado as we move from the summer heat to autumn colors. For the Colorado State Patrol, it’s also the month when we begin looking for Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) to carry chains when driving on I-70 in the mountains as required by state law. It’s not uncommon for the mountains to see snow this time of year, so the Colorado State Patrol Golden Troop Office has a plan in place to educate those drivers before it’s too late.
(Colorado) – For those trying to squeeze in a few more trips to the mountains for outdoor fun or for an annual hunting trip, the Colorado State Patrol reminds those traveling to the Colorado high country the weather can change quickly in the mountains during any time of year and includes conditions like strong winds, heavy rains and snowfall. There have been 35 fatal crashes in southwest Colorado this year. Be prepared by knowing how to properly tow and checking the weather conditions.
(COLO) – According to crash data collected by the Colorado State Patrol on statewide incidents investigated by troopers, two crash factors lead the list of what is behind the violent trend of fatal crashes across the state: lane violations and driving while i
(COLO) – Some holidays, like New Year’s Eve, may seem synonymous with partying and consuming impairing substances. Yet, according to crash investigation statistics collected by Colorado State Patrol over a three-year period (2019 – 2021) the most dangerous holiday on our roads for injury and fatal car crashes caused by intoxicated drivers was Labor Day.
(COLO) – Since the *CSP (*277) program was implemented in July 1998, Colorado motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians have reported thousands of “real-time” suspected impaired drivers. Just this year from January through July 31, the Colorado State Patrol Communication Centers have answered over 14,370 calls.
(Colorado) – If you are taking a trip to Southwest Colorado chances are you are hoping to see the beautiful scenery as head to your final destination. The Colorado State Patrol wants to encourage the driver to pull off at scenic overlooks and rest stops instead of driving while distracted or parking on the shoulder of the road.
(COLO) – In a contest between a vehicle vs a pedestrian or a vehicle vs. a bike, there is no debate about who has the greatest chance of survival. Yet, when the Colorado State Patrol looked at their citation data over a three-year period (2019-2021), they saw that 2021 had the highest year of citations related to pedestrians and bicycles.
COLORADO - The Colorado State Patrol has always taken pride in the vehicles they use to ensure safety, and now they are asking for help in showing them off across the country. Each year the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), holds the "Best Looking Cruiser" contest, setting the stage for a friendly competition between the 50 state police agencies to see who will land on a calendar for the following year. Voting began yesterday August 8, 2022, and goes through Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 3 PM.
(Colorado) - Seeing a camper, boat or trailer swiftly moving side to side as it is pulled down the road can put fear into most passing motorists for good reason, it can be deadly. Ensuring the vehicle is hitched safely, distributing the weight on the trailer or camper properly and driving responsibly is key in avoiding trailer sway.
(COLO) – Over a three-year period, from 2019 through 2021, Colorado State Patrol troopers have investigated over 1,750 fatal and injury crashes determined to be caused by impaired drivers. Year after year numbers expands during warmer months with the top month for impaired crashes being July.