State had no fatal crashes over Labor Day weekend, CDOT reports

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Posted 9/9/21

Colorado normally sees several highway deaths over the long Labor Day weekend each year, but not this year, the Colorado Department of Transportation reports. According to preliminary CDOT data …

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State had no fatal crashes over Labor Day weekend, CDOT reports

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Colorado normally sees several highway deaths over the long Labor Day weekend each year, but not this year, the Colorado Department of Transportation reports.

According to preliminary CDOT data released Sept. 9, the state avoided any fatal crashes this year over the final holiday weekend of the summer.

"This marks the first time in recent history that no deaths occurred on state roads over Labor Day weekend," a CDOT release said.

That's despite the fact that Labor Day weekend is usually one of the deadliest holiday periods of the year on Colorado roads. Over the last 15 years, Labor Day weekend road fatalities have ranged from three in 2022 to 16 in 2016, CDOT said.

Overall, there were 412 traffic fatalities on Colorado roads at the time of CDOT's Sept. 9 report, a 6% decrease from this time last year. Of those, 153 were related to impaired driving, the Colorado State Patrol reported.

For 15 years of CDOT statistics on fatal holiday crashes across Colorado, go online to tinyurl.com/HolidayFatalCrashes.

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