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Dangers Of Distracted Driving Revealed

Distracted driving can be very dangerous, but according to a new report from AAA, the risks of distracted driving may be more severe than previously expected. The report found drivers who use cell phones to text or use the internet Continue reading

Officers Arrest 600+ Intoxicated Drivers

656 intoxicated drivers were arrested during the most recent Heat is On campaign, which took place from December 1st through the 11th. This was an increase over the 568 arrests which were made during the same enforcement period last year. According to preliminary Continue reading

DUI Saturation Patrol This Weekend

Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol in Grand County this weekend. Last year, State Patrol officers in Troop 4B, which encompasses Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Grand, and Jackson Counties, investigated 108 crashes Continue reading

Be On The Lookout For Motorcycles

Following a record number of motorcycle deaths in the state last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be especially attentive to motorcycles. Motorcycle crashes were up 58 percent 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

Wyoming Highway Patrol Busy In 2016

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has issued a report detailing the department’s activities in 2016. Highway Patrol officers issue more than 42,000 citations last year. 1,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence with 1,700 people being arrested on misdemeanor and felony drug charges. Troopers investigated more than 6,600 motor vehicle crashes 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

UPDATE: Deadliest Week On Wyoming Roads

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6 separate crashes involving fatalities occurred last week in Wyoming, making it the deadliest week so far in 2016. 8 people died as a result of these crashes bringing the total to 33 fatalities for the year which is still well below the 56 deaths that occurred in the state through this time last year. 83 year old Deloris Continue reading

Airplane Crashes Near Meeker

plane crash area meekerA single engine aircraft crashed 15 miles west of Meeker last night. The Rio Blanco Communications center received a call from a person who said they heard a plane rev its engine followed by an explosion. Denver Center Air Traffic control was contacted and they reported that the aircraft had disappeared off the radar. Continue reading