# Colorado state patrol
CDOT, Patrol Launch Super Bowl Weekend Impaired Driving Crackdown: Get a Sober Ride Home!
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Feb. 10, 2023. (Douglas County, Colo.) The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the Colorado State Patrol and more than 40 local law enforcement agencies to keep Colorado roads safe by offering 150 Lyft credits for the “big game” weekend celebrations.
Box truck sideswipes state trooper’s cruiser in Castle Rock
(Castle Rock, Colo.) The Colorado State Patrol wants drivers to keep their heads up and phones down after another patrol cruiser was struck near Castle Rock in Douglas County. The Colorado State Patrol has publicized three crashes involving the agency’s cruisers since the start of the year, including two in Douglas County. The most recent crash occurred at approximately 7:10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the westbound lanes of Meadows Parkway (U.S. 85).
Adams, DougCo state patrol cruisers struck during heavy snowstorm
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Jan. 19, 2023. (Douglas County, Colo.) Two Colorado State Patrol vehicles, one in Douglas County and one in Adams, were hit by drivers within hours of each other during this week’s winter storm. No injuries were reported.
CDOT trains law enforcement statewide to identify impaired drivers
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Jan. 10, 2023. (Denver, Colo.)The Colorado Department of Transportation will train law enforcement agencies across the state to effectively investigate and recognize drug-impaired drivers Jan. 9-20.
Colorado Patrol reports aggressive driving causes more lane violations
(Douglas County, Colo.) Colorado’s roads endure heavy use every season, but data collected from 2019 through August 2022 by the Colorado State Patrol shows that aggressive driving behaviors are increasing lane violations.
Colorado State Patrol changes academy format to boost recruiting
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Dec. 19, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) Colorado residents want more troopers to be visible on Colorado’s roads, according to the Colorado State Patrol’s biennial feedback survey, but there aren’t enough troopers.
Colorado troopers see year-over-year fatal crash rate increase
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Dec. 15, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) Over 700 people have died in Colorado crashes as of Dec. 11, the Colorado Department of Transportation reported, making this one of the state’s deadliest years.
CDOT, Patrol increase DUI enforcement for Thanksgiving holiday
Photo by(Colorado Department of Transportation) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Nov. 21, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement are increasing patrols for DUI enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Boo! Halloween roads are scary for motorists and pedestrians — here’s why
(Daniel Lloyd Blunk-Fernández / Unsplash) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Oct. 27, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) The Colorado Department of Transportation warns motorists to stay sober behind the wheel after ranking Halloween as the worst holiday for DUI arrests.
Mother and son identified as victims in DougCo I-25 crash
(Clark Van Der Beken / Unsplash) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Oct. 18, 2022. (Castle Rock, Colo.) Authorities identified the mother and son killed in an Oct. 12 I-25 crash near Castle Rock.
Colorado’s real-time call reporting program reveals thousands of DUI calls
(Samuele Errico Piccarini / Unsplash) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Aug. 29, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) For nearly a quarter century, Colorado motorists and road users have been able to dial *CSP (*277) to report suspected impaired drivers in real-time.
Colorado State Patrol reports over 600 crashes last year involved lane drifting
Mike, the Colorado State Patrol’s newest spokesperson.Colorado State Patrol. Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / July 11, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) The Colorado State Patrol issued over 14,600 citations last year for lane violations as the agency lowered its tolerance for those offenses. Now, the agency again urges drivers to stay alert about lane placement.
Colorado State Patrol: Bike safety could save your child’s life
(Colorado) Bicycle-vehicle crashes peak from June through October, with the most crashes occurring in July, the Colorado State Patrol reported. While school is out for the summer, teens and kids spend more time in their neighborhoods and use bicycles, the fastest, easiest mode of transportation.
Motor vehicle thefts in Colorado increased 88% since 2017
(STATEWIDE) Thieves stole more cars in Colorado during the past year than ever before. New data from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority shows motor vehicle thefts in Colorado skyrocketed by 88% since 2017. The report shows vehicle thefts jumped 82% since 2019.
Colorado State patrol urges Coloradans to 'wait your turn,’ failure-to-yield causes thousands of crashes
(Photo courtesy of Colorado State Patrol) (DENVER, Colo.) The Colorado State Patrol asks Colorado drivers to be patient because failure to yield causes thousands of crashes. CSP investigated roughly 8,000 crashes caused by drivers not yielding the right of way during the past four years. Those crashes killed 60 and injured 2,000 more.
How bad are Colorado drivers? Study ranks state in the bottom 10
(Denver, Colo.) This news won't surprise Colorado drivers who travel Interstates 25 or 70. Coloradans spend too much time sitting in traffic. A new Wallethub study ranks Colorado at 44 after comparing 31 metrics to determine the best and worst states for driving.
Colorado troopers want men to start wearing their seatbelts
(Courtesy Colorado State Patrol) (Statewide) Colorado drivers fall below the national average for seatbelt use, and men are less likely than women to buckle up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says seatbelts reduce the risk of injury or death in a crash by 50%.
Colorado drivers hit crash response vehicles 6x in 3 days
(Courtesy Colorado State Patrol) (COLORADO) Despite Colorado's Slow Down Move Over Law, six drivers struck crash responder vehicles from Dec. 25 through Dec. 27 on Interstate 70.
Colorado troopers warn drivers to stay off Santa’s naughty list
(Courtesy Colorado State Patrol) (Denver, Colo.) Colorado State Troopers want you to stay focused on driving every time you get behind the wheel during this holiday season. Colorado is on track to record the highest number of fatalities in 15 years despite enforcement efforts.