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Old 04-27-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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So, did the "Zero Fatalities, Zero Tolerance" campaign from CSP actually accomplish anything other than generate some revenue? I traveled from Springs to Denver Airport and back today, and saw more accidents than ever before. I got stuck in a bad traffic jam near Larkspur on I-25 due to one of the accidents. The dozens of CSP I saw along the way didn't seem to be helping. I also read about at least one fatality over the weekend in Colorado. Maybe those dozens of electronic billboards with safety tips distracted drivers and caused more accidents.

I am a safe driver myself, and have never had a ticket or accident in the years I've lived in Colorado Springs - but this campaign seems to be a complete waste of time. Seeing this many billboards and CSP on the roads is more like Big Brother watching over us than a help to Coloradans.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Honestly I did not even notice the campaign.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:01 PM
 
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So that is what all those electronic billboard were flashing signs about not drunk driving, not driving high, using your turn signal, only using the left lane for passing because they are all the laws in CO. I couldn't figure out why so many cops were out and why the overhead signs were on overdrive.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:40 AM
 
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using your turn signal, only using the left lane for passing
I thought these things were illegal in Colorado
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Zero Tolerance = 100% Police State.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:13 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Never heard about it. We had the one Trooper here as always. Must be a Denver thing.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: The 719
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I thought these things were illegal in Colorado
Well it is to the majority of folks who drive here.

I noticed a lot of folks pulled over along hwy 50 and I-25 yesterday and last night. I am glad I wasn't one of them.

Don't tailgate, watch your speed, don't road rage... sounds good to me.

Then there's the dreaded texting while driving issue. On this note, we know where all the keyboard warriors stand on this. Don't do it. Don't do drugs. Drugs are bad... But I challenge you to take your own little survey over the next few days or so. While driving, just take a glance to your right and left from time to time as you drive (while perhaps checking your mirrors) and stopped at a light/stop sign and take note of how many of your fellow drivers are staring at their phone or maybe even texting. How prevalent is it?
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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Never heard about it. We had the one Trooper here as always. Must be a Denver thing.
I live in Colorado Springs, and was traveling to Denver Airport. CSP were mainly on I-25, I-225, and I-70. There are also dozens of electronic billboards between Fountain and Colorado Springs, and even more between Springs and Denver. The campaign was supposed to be state-wide, but I think most people saw it on the main interstates.

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Well it is to the majority of folks who drive here.

I noticed a lot of folks pulled over along hwy 50 and I-25 yesterday and last night. I am glad I wasn't one of them.

Don't tailgate, watch your speed, don't road rage... sounds good to me.

Then there's the dreaded texting while driving issue. On this note, we know where all the keyboard warriors stand on this. Don't do it. Don't do drugs. Drugs are bad... But I challenge you to take your own little survey over the next few days or so. While driving, just take a glance to your right and left from time to time as you drive (while perhaps checking your mirrors) and stopped at a light/stop sign and take note of how many of your fellow drivers are staring at their phone or maybe even texting. How prevalent is it?
I am absolutely against texting and driving, tailgating, excessive speeding, and road rage - but the solution is definitely not to have CSP watching over us like big brother around every corner. Seeing all those billboards makes me feel like I'm living in a socialist country where we are supposed to watch out or else "CSP will get us". Like I mentioned earlier, I really don't think this campaign did anything to help accidents or fatalities over the weekend. It only felt like Colorado became a police state.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:18 PM
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I witnessed several near-accidents due to people slamming on their brakes in response to all the CSP out - both those who had already pulled someone over and those who were waiting to catch someone.

Obviously, truly dangerous drivers need to be stopped and cited, but the "saturation campaign" didn't do anyone any favors.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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Gotta love a police state
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