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Drivers are in Luck; Colorado State Patrol Announces Statewide Enforcement Day in Advance

The Colorado State Patrol is announcing their next Statewide Operation Day is set for Friday, October 13. Motorists who receive a citation can count themselves lucky as the operation’s purpose is to target the most serious and deadly driving behaviors on some of Colorado’s most dangerous roadways.

In 2022, Colorado hit a 41-year high with 754 deaths in traffic crashes. This coming Friday, the Colorado State Patrol will partner with local law enforcement across the state to educate the motoring public on violations that place them at the highest risk for serious injury or fatal crashes.

The Patrol will reveal the top contributing factors so far in 2023 for Colorado’s most serious traffic crashes and NHTSA will address these driving behaviors.

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WHERE: Colorado State Patrol Academy, 15055 S. Golden Road, Golden, CO 80401

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 11, 2023
12:00 noon start time (please arrive early to set up)

WHO:   Colonel Matthew C. Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol and
Gina Mia Espinosa-Salcedo, Regional Administrator of the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Live Stream:

As part of the Patrol’s strategy to drive down these fatal numbers, they have partnered with law enforcement agencies around the state for increased multi-agency enforcement days.

Col. Packard, chief of the Colorado State Patrol, will share results from the Colorado State Patrol’s August 4 statewide high-visibility enforcement day and announce the next date for strict enforcement operation.

In addition, he will highlight the impact of joint enforcement on local communities by sharing details about Mesa County’s year-to-date results.

The most recent Statewide Operation was held on August 4, yielding these results:

Total Contacts with all agencies: 1,198
DUI Arrests: 11
Seatbelt Citations: 41
Distracted Driving Citations: 110
Auto Theft Recovery: 1