Today Col. Matthew Packard, from the Colorado State Patrol, came to Utah to talk with law enforcement agencies, Fire/EMS, UDOT, and tow operators about Roadside Safety Enhancements.
Col. Packard shared the stories of five Colorado State Troopers that lost their lives on Colorado roads from 2015 to 2019. In that time, Colorado also had 96 other struck by crashes that varied in injury to their Troopers. Each story is impactful, and we appreciate his passion for bringing safety to every agency.
Retired Col. Tracy Trott, Tennessee Highway Patrol, also presented today. Colorado brought him in to review what they could do better.
It is essential to look at ways we can be better and reach out for help recognizing what we can do.
This is where we need your help! We need you to slow down and move over when approaching emergency personnel, tow operators, and DOT workers.
Slowing down for crashes on the roadside, a traffic stop, people out working, a tow truck loading a vehicle, DOT IMT, or Troopers changing a tire can prevent a tragedy.
Remember, EVERY state has a slowdown move over law.
Thank you to the TIMS collation and Parsons Group for putting this training on. Your hard work and dedication to making the roadway a safer workplace are amazing.