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Highway Patrol Busy During Eclipse

The Wyoming Highway Patrol stayed busy during the recent solar eclipse while dealing with a surge in traffic during the event. Troopers around the state worked extended shifts to make sure all Wyoming residents and guests stayed safe while traffic was moving. From Friday, August 18th to Monday, August 21st, Troopers responded to 7,500 calls for service throughout Continue reading

Busy Memorial Day Weekend For WYO Troopers

Wyoming State Troopers stayed busy over the Memorial Day weekend. The State Patrol conducted more than 2,600 traffic stops, with 26 impaired drivers arrested. 83 crashes were investigated by State Troopers over the three day holiday weekend, none of which were fatal. Troopers also issued a total Continue reading

Wyoming Drivers Need To Move Over

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be participating in the national Move Over safety campaign this weekend, in an effort to bring awareness to the dangers first responders face in the state. Since 2008, nearly 2,000 crashes have occurred in Wyoming that involved a first responder or roadway service vehicle. Since the beginning of last year, a Continue reading

Millennials Ranked As Worst Drivers In The US

40,200 people died last year in traffic accidents in the United States, making it the deadliest year for drivers and travelers in the last decade. According to a new report from  AAA, millennial driving habits helped contribute to the increase in deaths. According to a survey, 88% of drivers Continue reading

Tips For Safe Winter Driving

Winter can be an increasingly dangerous time on Colorado roads. Snow, ice, fog and longer nights present challenges to drivers that can lead to accidents. People do less driving during winter, yet there are more accidents per mile driven. Accidents that occur between December Continue reading

46 Accidents Due To High Wind In Wyoming

Despite the Wyoming Department of Transportation closing multiple stretches of highway, including I-80, due to high winds this week, some light and high profile vehicles failed to heed the warning resulting in multiple accidents. When winds exceed a certain limit, WYDOT closes highways to light and high profile vehicles to prevent them from becoming a Continue reading

CO Highway Deaths Continue To Increase

CDOTTraffic fatalities rose by 12% in Colorado between 2014 and 2015, and are on pace to increase again this year. As of September 20th 423 people have died on Colorado roads, 415 people died during the same time period last year. Of those that died this year, 147 were Continue reading

Zero Deaths Over Labor Day Weekend

wyoming hpNo people died on Wyoming highways over the Labor Day weekend according to the Wyoming State Patrol. Over the holiday weekend, troopers investigated 73 total accidents with 15 reported injuries and zero fatalities.  They conducted nearly 1,700 traffic stops resulting in six people being arrested for impaired driving.  During Labor Day weekend last Continue reading

UPDATE: Colorado On Pace To Set Record For Motorcycle Deaths

Motorcycle-accident2-300A rash of recent motorcycle accidents, has highlighted the importance that proper protection, following traffic laws and driving defensively play in avoiding…and in the event of…surviving…a motorcycle accident. A Craig man was killed late last month when he and his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 40. 69 year old Continue reading

Motorcycle Deaths Hit Record High

Motorcycle-accident2-300For the first time in the history of the state deaths from motorcycle accidents hit triple digits in Colorado in 2015. 106 people lost their lives on Colorado roads last year while driving motorcycles,an increase of over 10 percent from 2014, and 20% higher than the numbers in 2013. Close to 80% of the people who died were Continue reading

2015 Colorado Highway Fatalities Highest In Years

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to “double down” on their traffic safety outreach this year after preliminary data from 2015 indicates that traffic fatalities rose by 10% making it the deadliest year on Colorado’s roads since 2008. Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offer Boating Tips

colorado parksColorado boat ramps and put-ins open this month around the state. As outdoor enthusiasts prepare to head out onto the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has several safety tips for boat navigation, boating equipment and getting to know recreational waters before you go. Accidents, injuries and fatalities rose slightly Continue reading