Colorado DOT to Post Traffic Death Tally Signs to Boost Safety

January 28, 2016

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin using electronic signs along highways across the state to post a weekly tally of year-to-date traffic fatalities.

The Denver Post reported the tally, which will be posted each Wednesday, will be paired with safety messages aimed at reducing crashes.

CDOT officials say that last year, 545 people died in Colorado traffic accidents, an 11.7 percent increase from the 488 traffic deaths recorded in 2014. It was the first year since 2008 that Colorado had recorded more than 500 traffic deaths.

fatal_crashTransportation officials hope the campaign will raise awareness and encourage safer driving.

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