Press Release

Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

 

COLORADO – On May 7, 2021, Governor Jared Polis signed into state law that off-highway vehicles (OHV), regardless of the state or other jurisdiction in which the off-highway vehicle is registered or titled, will not be allowed on public streets, roads, or highways of the State. Off-highway vehicles include ATVs, four-wheelers, and side-by-sides, and more.

Colorado State Patrol Joins Towing Carriers to Remind Drivers to Move Over and Save a Life

 

COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol joined with towing industry partners to discuss the importance of the move over law.  A press conference was held at Western Towing and Recovery, 6655 York Street, Denver. 

“Just move over,” said Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “The lives of those in the towing community rely upon you to slow down and move over.  Drivers must keep their eyes up, pay attention and move over to keep everyone safe and alive on our roadways.”

Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies Team up to Combat Street Racing

 

COLORADO - On April 18, 2021, 16 Denver metro agencies made a coordinated effort to show street racers their behavior will not be tolerated.  Each of these agencies provided officers and other resources to help make a notable impact.  More than 280 citations were issued and four arrests were made during the joint operation.  These street racing groups met illegally in several private parking lots and several drivers were issued citations for trespassing after causing damage to the parking lots. 

Colorado State Patrol Urges Motorists to Take Simple Safety Precautions

 

(COLO) – During the first quarter of 2021, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) troopers have responded to over 5.5% more fatal crashes than at this same time in 2020. While excessive speed and motorists traveling outside of their designated lane were found to be the top causal factors by CSP crash investigators, a decrease in the use of safety equipment was also discovered.

In the CSP investigated fatal crashes for the first quarter, two trends were discovered: