Press Release

Forty and Not So Fabulous

(COLO) – Fatal and injury crashes caused by lane violations have steadily risen in Colorado year over year since 2019 (450) with Colorado State Troopers investigating 635 in 2022. While most age demographics saw an increase in this category of crashes, three groups saw a significant spike upward, with one group coming in at an alarming 32% increase.

The top five percentage increases in 2022 were:

Acting Ugly Behind the Wheel

(COLO) – In 2022, Colorado lost 754 lives in traffic crashes, the most roadway deaths the state has seen in 41 years. One of the top causal factors for injury and fatal crashes across the state is lane violations, which have increased annually since 2019. Looking back at 2019 there were 450 fatal and injury crashes investigated by troopers while last year (2022) there were 635.

Watch Your Speed When Super Cruising

(Colorado) – Colorado’s Western Slope brings beautiful views along with some additional hazards that require motorists’ sole focus. Whether ice, snow, bicyclists, pedestrians or wildlife situations can present themselves quickly and without warning leaving drivers with life-saving decisions in a short amount of time. Driving above the speed limit or the road conditions shortens those drivers’ time to react and can create deadly results.

With Age Comes Wisdom. Not Always.

(COLO) – Teens and young drivers often take the rap for aggressive, unsafe or poor driving behaviors when in reality many other age groups are equally guilty if not more, in some negative driving behaviors. Looking at citation data from the Colorado State Patrol over the last four years (2019 – 2022) sheds some light on the concerning issue of lane violations which include behaviors like the inability to drive a vehicle within a single lane, driving in the wrong direction within a lane, making unsafe lane changes, or passing or overtaking a vehicle in the same lane.



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