Press Release

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: