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Texting And Driving Fine May Go Up

A measure that would increase the fines associated with texting and driving in Colorado passed out of a State Senate committee yesterday. The measure would increase the fine for texting and driving in Colorado  from $50 to $300. Drivers will still be able to text under certain circumstances, like when they are Continue reading

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up

Traffic fatalities have risen by 25% in Colorado since 2014, according to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation. In 2016 there were 605 traffic fatalities on Colorado roads, an increase from the 547 fatalities which occurred in Continue reading

Wyoming May Decrease Alcohol Limit For Boaters

The blood alcohol limit for boaters in Wyoming may be going down if a bill is passed by the State Senate. House Bill 117, which was passed by the Wyoming House of Representatives last week, would institute a .08 blood alcohol limit for boaters on the state’s water ways, a Continue reading

Coloradans Getting Fatter?

Colorado may be one of the leanest states in the nation, but it’s dropping in the rankings according to the United Health Foundation. The state came in at eighth overall last year, but fell two spots in the 2016 ratings. Colorado did well for overall activity and had a very low rate of diabetes per 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

147 People Have Died Not Wearing A Seatbelt

CDOTSeat belt usage continues to be an issue in Colorado. According to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation, as of September 20th, 147 people have died in car crashes this year in 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

Wyoming Highway Deaths Attributed To Seat Belt Usage

wyoming-flag-graphicSix months into 2016, and numbers show that lack of seat belt usage continues to be an issue in Wyoming highway fatalities.  So far this year there have been 39 fatal crashes across the state resulting in 42 deaths. 18 of these fatalities were in single 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

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

Suicide Rate Continues To Rise

SUICIDE PREVENTIONColorado’s suicide rates are on the rise, according to the Colorado Health Foundation’s latest report. More than 1,000 took their own lives statewide in 2014. The latest data suggests men living in rural areas are the most likely to die by suicide. The report also looked at mental health Continue reading