# Traffic fatalities
Saving Lives on Highway 14: Colorado's Speed Reduction Mission
In a year already marred by tragedy, Colorado has witnessed a staggering number of car crashes, with no respite in sight as the state enters the final stretch of 2023. With 68,215 recorded car accidents, including 391 fatal ones, the Colorado State Patrol is sounding the alarm, labelling speeding as the leading cause of these deadly incidents.
Witnesses Provide Important Information in Hit-and-Run Accidents in Colorado Springs and Parker
Officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department arrested a suspected drunk driver on Monday evening following a hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Cimmaron and 26th Street. According to a report in the Colorado Springs Police Department blotter, when officers arrived to the accident scene, they discovered that the motorcyclist had been traveling westbound on Cimmaron and crossing 26th Street on a green light when they were struck by a passenger van that was traveling northbound on 26th. Witnesses had a video of the accident, which aided investigators in determining the address of the suspect.
Cycling in Austin: Crash Statistics and Sharing the Road
The wildflowers are gorgeous along the Austin, TX roadways this time of year. As I see more and more cyclists out riding, I'm reminded of an incident that forever changed my perspective on how cars and cyclists share the road.
Washington State Proposes Lowering Legal BAC Limit to .05%: Debate Rages Over Potential Impacts on Drunk Driving
In a move that is drawing both praise and criticism, a new bill introduced in the state of Washington aims to lower the legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol from .08% to .05% blood alcohol content (BAC). The bill, which was introduced by State Senator Jane Doe, has been a topic of much discussion and debate in recent weeks.
Data: NYC traffic fatalities decline in 2022 but stay higher than the low witnessed in 2018
After three years of increases, traffic fatalities in New York City have begun to trend downward, although the number of citizens dying on city streets is still significantly higher than the 2018 lows.
Aurora police crack down on street racers
(Aurora, Colo.) Aurora police began a targeted enforcement on May 1 against street races, hoping to slow down and deter potential racers. Agent Matthew Longshore, a public information officer for the Aurora Police Department, said the enforcement was authorized by City Council in July 2021 through a city ordinance. The ordinance allows law enforcement to identify vehicles used in street races or other crimes and follow-up later. This could potentially involve towing a vehicle, incentivizing owners to make appearances in court.
CDOT reports more crashes caused by pedestrians on dangerous roads
Vehicles travel down a highway.Photo by Chris Bair on Unsplash. (Douglas County, Colo.) Colorado designs many roads to help keep pedestrians safe by adding bike lanes or wide shoulders. But Colorado Department of Transportation officials discovered more pedestrians are using roads intended only for vehicles.