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How Do People Die On Colorado Roads?

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released a report detailing the accidents that occurred in Colorado in 2015. The Problem Identification Report is used by law enforcement and traffic officials to identify Continue reading

Wyoming Highway Patrol Busy In 2016

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has issued a report detailing the department’s activities in 2016. Highway Patrol officers issue more than 42,000 citations last year. 1,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence with 1,700 people being arrested on misdemeanor and felony drug charges. Troopers investigated more than 6,600 motor vehicle crashes Continue reading

Stay Safe While You Ride

May is motorcycle awareness month in Colorado. As part of the effort to increase motorcycle safety in the state, CDOT is encouraging all riders to take part in a motorcycle operator training course, to develop and Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Dies In I-25 Accident

39-year-old Gary Osborn from Rock Springs was killed in an accident last Sunday on I-25 near Cheyenne. Osborn was traveling north in the south bound lane of I-25 when he collided head on with a vehicle being driven by 34-year-old Omar Varela. Osborne was not wearing his seat belt and died from injuries sustained in the accident. Varela and his passenger 21-year-old Miguel 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

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