Improve Your Luck in Avoiding a Ticket this March

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(COLO) – Online experts claim that one of the biggest things you can do to change your luck is to keep things fresh and change your routine. With March coming in as the highest month for speeding citations issued by troopers in 2023, Colorado State Troopers are suggesting all drivers drive the posted limit to improve the safety of the community and the luck of anyone in your path.

Last year, Colorado State Troopers issued 46,624 speeding citations statewide, with March seeing the highest amount of citations (4,754), followed closely by April (4,566) and then May (4,373).

“An obsession with speed will eventually land you in hot water with fines, points on your license, possible court dates and more. And, these are the easier consequences of acting recklessly behind the wheel,” stated Col. Matthew C. Packard, chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “When crashes happen and speed is involved, your chance of a serious injury increases dramatically. Last year, speed was the number one cause of injury crashes in Colorado last year.”

Citations were issued around the state, but the top five counties where speeding citations were issued by Colorado State Troopers in 2023 were:

  1. El Paso County (3,667)
  2. Jefferson County (2,890)
  3. Weld County (2,667)
  4. Mesa County (2,192)
  5. Eagle County (2,183)

Plan your departure times to avoid speeding based on anticipated traffic volume, construction zones and weather conditions. Don’t be tempted to speed because others around you are engaging in risky behavior. Colorado State Troopers will enforce speeding laws for your safety and others around you.

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Troopers continue to take a low-tolerance approach to the top fatal crash factors, including lane violations, impaired driving and speeding, while launching a yearlong campaign called “Drive Safe.” This campaign celebrates positive driving behaviors and encourages all of us to drive like a trooper is riding with you.



Since our origin in 1935, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has focused on preserving human life and protecting property within our communities. Our 1,100 members embody the core values of Honor, Duty, and Respect in their daily jobs.  In addition to our expertise in motor vehicle safety on the state’s roadways, the CSP is responsible for the Governor and other dignitaries’ protection, commercial motor vehicle enforcement, hazardous materials, homeland security, communications, investigative services, criminal interdiction, community education, aviation operations, and more.