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Colorado State Patrol completes strict enforcement operation, brings awareness to distracted driving

Colorado State Patrol
Posted at 5:53 PM, Mar 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-13 19:53:57-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — On March 10, the Colorado State Patrol partnered with local law enforcement to conduct a strict enforcement operation to bring awareness to distracted driving.

Over the past three years, fatal crashes and crashes involving injuries have increased in Colorado. Last year, the state saw 745 traffic fatalities, the most since 1981. Many of these crashes including a recent one near Ellicott, have been caused by distracted drivers.

State Patrol released the numbers of the enforcement Monday afternoon. The numbers are below:

  • 159 total traffic stops
  • 82 citations
    • 58 for speeding
    • 10 for aggressive/distracted driving
    • 2 for DUI

Below are the numbers of enforcement from the Colorado Springs Police, according to State Patrol:

  • 218 citations
    • 190 for speeding
    • 7 for careless
    • 1 for reckless
    • 2 for DUI

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