The Colorado State Patrol reduced enforcement of highway safety in 2011 and 2012. During those years, traffic-related deaths on state highways spiked, reversing a dramatic 9-year decline in highway deaths. In January, the 42-year old chief of the state patrol was paid $90,000 to retire
The number of people killed on Colorado highways dropped five percent last year to 439. That’s part of a nine-year trend that is now saving more than 300 lives a year
Nearly 100 fewer people died in fatal crashes on Colorado roads in 2009 than in 2008, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation – marking an almost 16 percent decline.