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Cold Weather Habits May Leave You at Risk for Motor Vehicle Theft

(COLORADO) – These last few weeks have clued us in; Colorado is cooling down. Even though Autumn has just arrived, winter is around the corner. While that may mean you are grabbing extra blankets at night and bundling more during the day, there are other seasonal behaviors that you may have started, leaving you at greater risk for Motor Vehicle Theft (MVT).

Avoid Critter Collision When Super Cruising in Colorado

(Colorado) – It’s that time of year for pumpkin patches and a drive through the Colorado Rockies to check out the changing of the season; oh, it is also rutting (aka mating) season for elk. The western slope of Colorado regularly sees a steady volume of in-state and out-of-state visitors throughout the autumn ‘shoulder season.’ Recreationists may not always be familiar with the region’s roadways, towing in mountain conditions, or wildlife. 

Serious Lane Violations Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

(COLO) – Drivers weaving in and out of traffic, vehicles entering the highway the wrong way and motorists not maintaining a centered lane position contribute to a concerning lane violation problem that can cause serious injury and fatal crashes. Over the last four years (2019-2022), Colorado State Troopers have investigated 635 lane violation crashes across Colorado.

Inexperienced Behind the Wheel

(COLO) – Drivers build habits over time; the question is, will those habits be hazardous? After earning a driver’s license, it can be natural to relax a little behind the wheel, yet one of the most critical phases is beginning. This is when a person begins to increase the frequency of driving, traveling new routes, and as a result, encountering more road hazards, including changing weather.

Colorado State Patrol Invests in Intervention Training

(COLORADO) – The Colorado State Patrol is proud to announce a partnership with the Georgetown University Law Center for Innovations in Community Safety (CICS) to implement the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) project. The Colorado State Patrol began training sworn members on May 23, 2023, and will have 100% of sworn members trained by the end of September 2023. 

Autumn Motorcycle Riding

(Colorado) – With only a few weeks left of riding weather, a trip to Colorado’s Western Slope may be on your list. Fall is an incredible time to get out on your bike to experience the beauty of changing seasons. In 2022, Colorado State troopers investigated 168 injury and fatal crashes involving a motorcycle on just the state’s western slope. In addition to lack of experience riding, two other significant contributing factors were found in fatal motorcycle crashes around the state: speed and impairment.

Colorado State Patrol Academy Now Includes Virtual Reality Training

(GOLDEN, COLO.) – Virtual Reality goggles and body-worn sensors are helping cadets going through the Colorado State Patrol Academy take their skills to a new level. Colorado State Patrol launched an immersive virtual reality training tool called “Apex Officer” in May 2022, with two cadet classes now having experienced this advanced technology training.

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