Tag Archives: driving

Deer vs Car In Craig

Collisions between deer and cars within the Craig City limits are uncommon, but one of those rare instances occurred Tuesday when a driver hit and killed a deer near 6th and School Street. 84-year-old Eleanor Eitel of Craig was driving when she ran into the deer 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

One Arrested After 3 Car Accident

One person was arrested yesterday afternoon just before 3, after police say she caused a 3 vehicle accident on Yampa Avenue in Craig. Two cars involved, blocked the intersection of Yampa and Sixth for a period of time, while emergency responders could clear the scene. 37 Continue reading

Antler Hunters Should Avoid Wildlife

Shed Antler Hunters in the area need to take the proper steps to avoid disturbing area wildlife during the winter season. The BLM is reminding people planning on collecting antlers that mule deer and elk are especially vulnerable to disturbance during the winter months due to heavy snow which makes it difficult for them to forage. Unintended Continue reading

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

Man Arrested After Car Collides With Tree

A man was arrested last night after he crashed his car into a tree on on the 800 block of Barclay street in Craig. 52 year old Craig resident Robert Peters was arrested on charges of Driving Under Restraint, Careless Driving and Driving Under Continue reading

Ticket Costs For Texting And Driving May Go Up

The costs for getting caught texting and driving may be going up in Colorado. A State Senate committee is discussing a bill that would increase penalties associated with texting and driving from $50, to $500. A Colorado Department of Transportation study found that one in ten fatal crashes that occurred in 2015 involved a distracted driver, and in Continue reading

DUI Saturation Patrol In Moffat County

DUIThe Colorado State Patrol, and local law enforcement agencies, will be working together over the Thanksgiving weekend to conduct a DUI saturation patrol in Moffat County. During the patrol, they will be looking to take intoxicated drivers off the road. Of the 108 traffic injuries investigated this year by Colorado State Patrol in Continue reading

Colorado Cops Look For Distracted Drivers

distracted-drivingThe Colorado State Patrol has increased their distracted driving enforcement now through the weekend. In 2015 in Colorado, 17 deaths were attributed to cell phone usage, and nationally 60% of crashes involving Continue reading

National Distracted Drivers Awareness Month In CO

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month. The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol are joining the national effort by conducting a high-visibility distracted driving enforcement period that will begin Friday April 8th, and run through Sunday, April Continue reading

Winter Driving Safety Tips

WINTER-DRIVING-300Winter can be an especially perilous time to be on the roads. Snow, ice, fog and longer nights present challenges to drivers that can lead to crashes. People do less driving in winter, yet we have more crashes per mile driven. Some 10,780 people were killed in car crashes between December and March Continue reading

Winter Driving Tips

WINTER-DRIVING-300As snow and ice covers the roads, and the temperatures drop, now is a good time to refresh your knowledge about the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. You’ll find tips from the obvious like ” Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage” to the not so obvious like “Do not use cruise Continue reading