Tag Archives: fatalities

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

Late Snow Could Mean Safer Avalanche Conditions

SNOWPACKColorado avalanche forecasters say mild temperatures this fall could lead to a more stable snowpack later in the winter. In each of the past two winters, the state has experienced early snowfall followed by longer dry spells. That caused a weak base layer in the snowpack that made slopes vulnerable to large, less predictable, Continue reading

DUI Campaign Begins Tomorrow

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001October is historically one of the deadliest months in terms of the number of impaired driving -related fatalities. The Colorado State Patrol says they want users of Colorado roadways to celebrate responsibly this weekend and avoid getting behind the wheel if they have been drinking. Each Halloween CSP and local law Continue reading

Craig Teen, Encampment Woman Killed in Separate Accidents

fatal-300Authorities are dealing with two fatalities that happened on Wyoming roads  Wednesday.  According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a Craig youth was killed on I-80 just east of Little America, Continue reading

DUI Checkpoint Planned For Eagle County

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001In anticipation of the Colorado State Patrol’s annual 100 Days of Heat campaign, law enforcement departments in Eagle County will employ a multi-agency DUI checkpoint this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  The purpose of the checkpoint is to apprehend and deter impaired drivers from Colorado roadways.  According to Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Click-It or Ticket Campaign Already Underway

click-or-ticket-300The Colorado Department of Transportation began their Memorial Day weekend leg of the Click-it or Ticket campaign yesterday.  The Colorado State Patrol and 65 law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado have joined the nationwide effort to increase education and enforcement of Continue reading