February 2, 2023

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Colorado’s New Plan to Reduce Traffic Deaths Sounds a Lot Like Denver’s Old Plan

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In 2022, 745 people died on Colorado’s roads, the most since 1981. For every death, there were approximately five serious injuries — all part of the grim picture facing state regulators who want to turn 745 into zero.

“These are loved ones, these are friends, these are neighbors,” Colonel Matthew Packard of the Colorado State Patrol said at a January 23 press conference. “They’re family members — cousins and aunts and sons and daughters — members of our community. With a number that large, that staggering, it’s impossible to think of a community that hasn’t been affected by one of these crashes in the last year.”

The state plans to do something to help, debuting the Advancing Transportation Safety Program, which has been in development since 2020 as part of the…

Catie Cheshire

2023-01-25 05:00:00

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