How Do People Die On Colorado Roads?

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released a report detailing the accidents that occurred in Colorado in 2015. The Problem Identification Report is used by law enforcement and traffic officials to identify problems to target with their prevention programs. A total of 546 people died on Colorado roads in 2015, an increase of 12% over the deaths that occurred in 2014. The behaviors that lead to the most deaths included speeding, which accounted for 216 fatalities, lack of seat-belt use which resulted in 188 deaths, with 151 people dying due to impaired driving. While deaths from speed and lack of seat-belt use increased between 2014 and 2015, deaths due to an impaired driver actually fell by 6%. 106 motorcycle deaths occurred in 2015, a 13% increase from the previous year. Traffic deaths in rural areas of Colorado also increased from 2014 to 2015, increasing by 14% over that time period.  To view the complete report, click here. 

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