Weld County Sees Drop in Fatal Accidents From Targeted Patrolling
Traffic fatalities on Weld County roads in rural areas saw a drastic drop in 2020 according to CBS Denver. Patrolling by both Weld County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol in areas resulted in a 40 percent decrease in accidents resulting in fatalities.
Studies state that most fatal accidents occurred on rural roadways and not on Interstate 25. Law enforcement targeted areas of highways 14, 34, 52, 392, and Interstate 76.
The studies also showed that most of the fatal accidents were caused by human error and violations that included running stop signs, speeding, and improper lane changes. The COVID-19 pandemic for the decreased fatal accidents was ruled out as the Colorado State Patrol and Weld County Sheriff's Office saw statistics remain flat during this time.
Source: CBS Denver