(COLO) – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Colorado State Patrol wants motorists to remember that there is no lane reserved for those who choose to drive in a distracted and hazardous manner. When you choose to pick up your phone, drink your morning coffee or hold onto your pet while driving, you become a danger to every motorist on the road with you.
COLO- St. Patrick’s Day weekend is no reason to party without a plan. Colorado State Troopers will be out in full force across the state looking for those who choose poorly by getting behind the wheel while impaired.
When operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs, including marijuana, you are putting yourself and others in danger.
(COLORADO) – Mesa County – Over the past three years fatal and injury crashes have significantly increased across Colorado and throughout the US. In 2022, Colorado lost 745 lives to traffic fatalities, the most roadway deaths in the state since 1981. Many of these crashes are caused by simple distractions. Whether your distraction is a cell phone, a tasty bite to eat or even other passengers; that distraction is definitely not worth a life.
COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol is reminding motorcycle riders safety is crucial while on the roadways and that excessive speed can be detrimental when trying to avoid hazards.
In 2022, there were 82 motorcycle fatalities on Colorado roadways, compared to 78 fatalities in 2021, which is a 5% increase.
(Colorado) - Catalytic converter theft has impacted the livelihood of many individuals across the State of Colorado that rely on their vehicles for activities that include getting to and from work and supporting their families. The impacts of catalytic converter theft often include temporary loss of a vehicle until repairs are made, replacement and installation costs of the catalytic converters, and potential effects on insurance rates.
(COLO) – Donations of blood see a sharp decline during the winter months but this doesn’t stop the need. According to Vitalant every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Whether an ongoing health condition like cancer or the need for a blood transfusion from a traumatic injury like a motor vehicle crash, the need for donations is still there!
Colorado - Aggressive driving can cost a motorist thousands of dollars with deductibles, fines and medical bills, and the Colorado State Patrol is urging drivers to be aware and drive safely while on Colorado roadways.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average claim for bodily injury after a collision was $20,235.00 in 2020 while the average property damage claim was $4,711.00. Crashes generally cost more than the minimum limits. In addition, according to AAA, insurance rates go up by an average of 24% after an accident.
(COLO) – Sharing the roads means sharing the responsibility. Since all of us are pedestrians from time to time, it’s important to avoid becoming complacent about traffic rules put in place for our safety. Last year (2022) Colorado State Patrol saw a 13.5% increase in pedestrian-involved crashes over 2021.
(COLORADO) – Vehicle theft has taken center stage in conversations for many Coloradoans this past year. With auto theft continuing to rise, the Colorado State Patrol and The Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) want to provide information and tools to help you protect your vehicle and help us lessen the rate of auto theft.
DENVER - The Colorado State Patrol has completed implementation, certification and training on new body-worn cameras for all 725 active troopers state-wide.