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How to Report an Aggressive Driver in Colorado

angry driver showing his fist | Aggressive Drivers in ColoradoWe’ve all seen erratic and aggressive drivers weaving in and out of traffic on the I-25 or the I-70. These drivers put everyone on the roads at risk and can cause serious and catastrophic accidents. Colorado State Patrol has said that aggressive driving seems to be on the rise in many parts of Colorado. Drivers who are shouting obscenities, brake checking, weaving in and out of lanes, and tailgating are dangerous and should be stopped. Unfortunately, Colorado State Patrol can’t be everywhere, so many road rage incidents are never caught.

According to recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 66% of all traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving. 37% of aggressive driving incidents are likely to involve a firearm and over a seven year period 218 murders and 12,610 injuries were caused by road rage or aggressive driving. These statistics show just how dangerous aggressive driving and road rage can really be.

How to Report Aggressive Drivers in Colorado

Luckily, anyone who drives on Colorado roads can report an aggressive driver to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP). In fact, in 2015, 65,341 people used cell phones to call CSP and report incidents of road rage that was occurring. This was the most the CSP has ever received.

In 1998 the Star CSP aggressive driver program (*277) was started to help combat aggressive driving. This program partnered with cell phone companies to provide free calling for anyone looking to report “real time” aggressive driving behavior. Since it started, the CSP has received more than 230,000 reports of road rage and aggressive driving behaviors.

If you see an aggressive driver on the roads that you believe is acting in an unsafe and dangerous manner, it is important to report this driver immediately. When you encounter an aggressive driver, stay out of their way. Do not engage with the driver or make eye contact. Instead, call *277 and report the following information to the dispatcher:

  • Vehicle description
  • License plate number
  • Location and direction of travel
  • Driver description
  • Aggressive driving behavior demonstrated

The CSP keeps a record of how many times a driver is reported for road rage or aggressive driving behavior. Once a driver gets three complaints of aggressive driving, the CSP send them a warning letter in the mail. Once they get five complaints a Trooper will personally deliver the letter to them. A troop commander can also make a decision to keep an eye on the driver’s behavior and catch them in the act directly.

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Hull & Zimmerman P.C.If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident with an aggressive driver in Arvada, Thornton, or anywhere in Northern Colorado, it is important to contact our experienced Arvada car accident attorneys immediately. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., our committed injury lawyers are dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves justice. Contact us at (303) 423-1770 or (866) 385-3505.

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