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Summer DUI Enforcement Underway

The Heat is On Summer Blitz DUI enforcement campaign is underway in Colorado and will last through Monday June 26th. During this time period, the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be looking to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. 65 fatalities attributed to intoxicated driving occurred last year 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

Diesel Truck Drivers May Soon Face Fines

Governor John Hickenlooper is ready to sign a bill that would penalize diesel truck drivers who inundate other cars or pedestrians with exhaust from their vehicles. If Hickenlooper signs the bill, anyone with modifications to their diesel truck who is caught pumping out massive plumes of black Continue reading

Click It Or Ticket Campaign Underway

The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement are conducting a click it or ticket campaign through June 4th, in an effort to promote seat belt safety among Colorado drivers. During the same enforcement period last year, nearly 6,000 Continue reading

Rally Car Race Returns To NW Colorado

After an 8 year break, national rally car racing is returning to Colorado. Plans for Rally Colorado 2017, the 4th round of the Rally American National Series, will be unveiled tomorrow in Rangely. The Rally Colorado launch party will take place from 4 Continue reading

Spring “Heat Is On” Campaign Underway

Spring “Heat Is On” DUI enforcement is underway in Colorado. The spring Heat Is On DUI campaign will last through May 15th. During that time period, the Colorado State Patrol will work in conjunction with local law enforcement, to take as many intoxicated drivers off the roads as possible. Last year, 1,555 Continue reading

No St. Patricks Day Fatalities On Wyoming Highways

There were no fatal crashes investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Troopers conducted a total of 1,139 traffic stops, resulting in 17 impaired drivers being arrested. While troopers were primarily focused on identifying impaired drivers, they were Continue reading

St. Patrick’s DUI Enforcement Underway

The St. Patrick’s Day Heat is on Campaign is in effect now through Monday March 20th. The Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement will combine efforts during that time period to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the Continue reading

Survey Reveals Deadly Driving Habits

Results from a new survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Transportation show some disturbing trends among Colorado drivers. Nearly 25% of respondents admitted to reading a text, email or social media post while they were driving, while 62% admitted to using their phone to change music or 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

Colorado Drivers 8th Worst In The Country

You may not be as good of a driver as you think you are. According to a new survey   from QuoteWizard, Colorado drivers are 8th worst in the nation.  The car insurance website compared the number of traffic tickets, DUI cases and crashes.  Utah came in worst in the nation overall, followed by California and Virginia.  The best drivers Continue reading

552 Intoxicated Drivers Arrested

552 impaired drivers were removed from Colorado roads during the State Patrol’s Holiday Parties DUI Heat Is On enforcement campaign from December 2nd through the 12th.  This was a slight decrease from the nearly 600 drivers that were arrested during the same enforcement period last year. So far this year, 181 people have died due to accidents Continue reading