# Traffic fatalities
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.