The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) will conduct a major traffic enforcement effort in hopes of curtailing distracted driving.
On Friday, March 10, CSP troopers will partner with local law enforcement agencies for a “strict enforcement operation to bring awareness to and put an end to distracted driving.”
CSP plans to concentrate their efforts on Highway 34, Highway 40, Highway 50, Highway 160, Highway 287, I-70 and I-25.
During the one day detail, police will be looking for lane violations, speeding, and careless and reckless driving behaviors.
In a news release, CSP specifically mentioned snacking as a distracted driving behavior that officers will be looking out for.
“Whether your distraction is a cell phone, a tasty bite to eat or even other passengers; that distraction is definitely not worth a life … Open those snacks before you start driving and eat those messy meals somewhere other than behind the wheel. Who wants to deal with those dried tomatoes and french fries under the seat months down the road anyway?” CSP said.
According to CSP, in 2022, Colorado lost 745 lives to traffic fatalities, the most roadway deaths in the state since 1981.