CSP uses Colorado Mountain Express to get out safety message | SummitDaily.com

CSP uses Colorado Mountain Express to get out safety message

Summit County, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Colorado State Patrol is turning to Colorado Mountain Express to relay safety messages to drivers on Interstate 70 between Denver International Airport and Summit County.

CME will display messages from State Patrol on the back of their 250 vans that shuttle 420,000 each year between the airport and the High Country.

The messages will remind motorists to make smart driving choices by buckling up themselves and their passengers, observing the posted speed limits, slowing down as weather conditions dictate, not becoming distracted or tailgate other drivers, and to never drink and drive.

“As the number one priority of the CSP is to save lives through traffic safety enforcement and education, we are excited to join in this specialized safety activity with CME, as well as Colorado Ski Country USA and The Center for Transportation Safety,” said Col. Mark Trostel, chief of the CSP.

“Colorado Mountain Express is committed to making the I-70 corridor safer,” said CME president Jay Ufer. “We have invested in innovative training techniques with the CTS using simulator models and skid van technology and every van is equipped with a GPS tracking system and camera to record and report road conditions.”

CME also partners with State Patrol staff for its winter defensive driver training, Ufer said.

During the past 18 months, The Center for Transportation Safety has trained approximately 400 drivers on skid prevention and recovery skills using a custom-built 15 passenger CME van.

Other CME safety campaign materials include a video welcoming passengers and reminding them to drive safely which features Col. Trostel and the other partners. Additionally, a full-page public service message is included in CME’s Destination West Magazine that is distributed throughout the resort areas.

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