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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

Three Deaths This Week On Wyoming Highways

Three traffic fatalities early this week in Wyoming have brought this year’s traffic death total inline with 2016 numbers. Rawlins resident, 59 year old Robin Banks died in an accident Monday afternoon 22 miles south of Jeffrey City. Banks rolled her vehicle due to high 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

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

Traffic Fatalities Fall In Wyoming

wyoming hpAccording to traffic statistics Wyoming has had significantly fewer fatal crashes on its roads this year when compared to this time last year. According to a Wyoming state patrolman this could be due to an increased police presence on the highways, and fewer drivers on the roads. Since January 1st of this year 19 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

C-DOT Starts Click it or Ticket Campaign

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation has begun another Click It or Ticket campaign with a statewide nighttime seat belt crackdown. The nighttime enforcement began yesterday and runs Continue reading

C-DOT Reminds Motorists to Watch for Wildlife During Migration Season

MULE DEERThe Colorado Department of Transportation is urging caution to drivers as deer and elk migrate to summer habitats across roads and highways. According to CDOT, there were 3,437 wildlife-vehicle collisions reported in Colorado in 2013, down from 4,016 in 2012 and below the 10-year average of 3,605. Of the 3,437 collisions, 3,183 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

Nearly 8,000 DUI Arrests Made in 2014

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300The new year brought new problems for 329 Colorado drivers arrested for impaired driving over New Year’s Eve DUI enforcement, that ran between December 30th and January 5th. In addition, preliminary reports from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicate that there were 153 impaired driving fatalities in Continue reading