RBC I There were an estimated 15,307 distracted driving crashes in Colorado in 2015, a number that has grown by 16 percent in the last four years.
RBC I St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday to celebrate Irish heritage, wear green clothing and for many, a customary time to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. From March 11 through March 18, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies combined efforts to arrest 396 impaired drivers for […]
RBC I In an effort to increase seat belt use in rural communities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and rural law enforcement agencies will launch a Click It or Ticket enforcement period in rural counties across the state. The heightened patrol is set to run from Monday through April […]
RBC I As the leftover turkey is finally gobbled, for many it’s time for eggnog, craft beer, champagne and other holiday party libations—so it’s time for another The Heat Is On statewide DUI enforcement period. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 80 local law enforcement agencies are again teaming up […]
RBC I With the end of daylight saving time, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Colorado motorists of the higher risk of being involved in a wildlife-related accident. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, November sees more car accidents involving wildlife than any other month.
RBC I Last year, 156 people in Colorado who lost their lives in crashes weren’t wearing a seat belt. Those lives account for more than half of the 308 passenger vehicle fatalities that occurred on Colorado roadways in 2014.
RBC I While the Seahawks failed to become back-to-back Super Bowl champions against the Patriots, state law enforcement agencies did repeat a successful weekend of DUI enforcement.
RBC I The new year brought new problems for 329 Colorado drivers arrested for impaired driving during New Year’s Eve DUI enforcement that ran between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5. In addition, preliminary reports from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicate that there were 153 impaired driving fatalities in 2014 and 466 fatalities overall.
MEEKER I On Monday the Meeker Police Department announced that on Jan. 21 Meeker police officer Gardner Mendenhall developed information that led to locating Matthew Finley, 28, who was wanted out of Mesa County on a nationwide no-bond warrant for charges related to dangerous drugs.
DENVER I The after-party was in a jail cell for 564 Coloradans who drove impaired during the 10-day holiday party DUI enforcement period. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and more than 60 law enforcement agencies managed checkpoints, patrolled the highways and arrested impaired drivers throughout the state to keep the […]
RBC I The time of year is upon us when coworkers, friends and family gather to celebrate the joys of the holiday season. As these celebrations are under way, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is once again teaming with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and nearly 100 law enforcement agencies across the state to […]
RBC I Until the last couple of months, travelers on State Highway 13 between Meeker and Rifle were well-versed with the wildlife crossing zone mandating slower speeds at night during the fall and winter months. The zones, part of a 2010 traffic safety bill that attempted to slow drivers on 100 miles of Colorado roads, […]