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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

Legislature Approves New Tire Chain Rules

co-state-capitol-300A bill to require all motorists in Colorado to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado’s major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 5-0 for Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Banning Traffic Cameras

TRAFFIC CAMERAColorado lawmakers will take another look at banning speeding and red-light cameras. It’s an idea that has had bipartisan support but that municipalities and law enforcement staunchly oppose. Critics of the cameras call them revenue generators that don’t improve public Continue reading

Victims of Fatal Wyoming Crashes Identified

wyoming hpThe Wyoming Highway Patrol has released the names of two people killed in accidents on Wyoming roads last week.  15-year old Nineth Pereyra of Craig was killed last Wednesday when the van her mother was driving rolled along the median of I-80.  There were a total of six people in the vehicle.  Nineth was the only one not wearing a seatbelt.  She was thrown Continue reading

Winter Storm Causes Problems on Colorado Roads

winter-weather-#1The weekend’s winter storm caused problems all over the state…especially on roads.  The adverse weather caused roads to be briefly shut down in Northwest Colorado yesterday.  Highway 14 from Highway 40 to Walden and Highway 40 from Steamboat to Kremmling were both closed for Continue reading