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Click It or Ticket Campaign For Rural Colorado

A rural Click It or Ticket campaign is underway in Colorado. The State Patrol and local law enforcement will be out through Monday targeting improperly restrained drivers and passengers. Colorado Department of Transportation numbers show that statewide only 84% of Coloradans use their seat belts properly, but CDOT Continue reading

One Person Dies In I-80 Accident

One person died in an accident Saturday on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. 57-year-old Douglas Hazelton of Ogden Utah was reportedly driving erratically on the highway when he was struck in the rear by a semi which could not avoid his vehicle. Hazelton was not wearing his seat-belt at the time of Continue reading

Roll-Over On Highway 40 Saturday

A single vehicle roll-over occurred Saturday morning around 6:45 east of Craig near Craig Power Sports. The male driver, who was the only occupant at the time of the accident, was uninjured. It is unknown if the 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

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

Two Car Accident In Craig

A two vehicle accident occurred Sunday morning at 4th and Ranney Street in Craig. Craig Fire Fighter Kevin Kernan said two drivers, the only people involved in the accident, were uninjured. It is unknown if they were wearing seat-belts at the time 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

One Dead In Highway 13 Accident

A Grand Junction man died in an accident yesterday on Highway 13 north of Rifle. 54-year-old Troy Friar was driving when he lost control and rolled his vehicle. Friar, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not wearing his seat belt Continue reading

UPDATE: Man Requires Extrication After Roll-Over

A man was required to be extricated from his vehicle Friday night.  According to trooper Josh Lewis of the Colorado State Patrol, it took crews approximately ten minutes to remove 56-year-old Paul Tegtmeier of Parachute from the vehicle, which had Continue reading

Rural Coloradans Not Wearing Seat-belts

Lack of seat-belt use continues to be an issue in rural Colorado.  Colorado law enforcement issued 1,300 citations for unbuckled passengers and drivers during the most recent rural Click it or Ticket seat-belt enforcement campaign, a decrease from the 1,600 citations issued during the same enforcement period last year. 69 drivers were Continue reading

Click It or Ticket Enforcement This Week

The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be conducting increased Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement this week. According to numbers from CDOT, nearly half of the people killed in crashes last year were not wearing seat belts. Crash victims in rural communities can be especially vulnerable as they are 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