Colorado State Patrol http://kajx.org en Seat Belts Could Have Prevented Major Injuries in RFTA Crash http://kajx.org/post/seat-belts-could-have-prevented-major-injuries-rfta-crash <p>Seat belts could have prevented major injuries in October’s major bus crash near Carbondale. A Roaring Fork Transit Authority bus rolled onto its side, sending at least ten people to the hospital. Less a month later, the federal government decided to require seat belts in exactly the kind of bus that wrecked. The requirement won’t start until 2016. In the meantime, an internal investigation and county traffic court are delving into what happened the night of the accident.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:19:48 +0000 Elise Thatcher 11249 at http://kajx.org Seat Belts Could Have Prevented Major Injuries in RFTA Crash State Patrol Needs RFTA’s Help to See Footage of Bus Crash http://kajx.org/post/state-patrol-needs-rfta-s-help-see-footage-bus-crash <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are still big questions about a bus accident near Carbondale last weekend. The Colorado State Patrol says a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus hit a concrete barrier after swerving around another vehicle. But the agency continues to collect information to figure out what happened… and the agency responsible for the bus says there may be two different stories.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:58:04 +0000 Elise Thatcher 9513 at http://kajx.org State Patrol Needs RFTA’s Help to See Footage of Bus Crash State Patrol, Garmin Angling for Truck Drivers' Attention http://kajx.org/post/state-patrol-garmin-angling-truck-drivers-attention <p>More commercial truckers are navigating Independence Pass... even though they’re not supposed to. That’s according to the Colorado State Patrol. This summer, officers are doing more to bring those numbers down. And the effort comes as a worldwide GPS company is also trying to get the attention of more drivers.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When traveling east of Aspen on Highway 82, there are several signs warning drivers, saying:</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“No trucks over thirty five feet in length can drive up and over Independence Pass.”</span></p><p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:40:30 +0000 Elise Thatcher 3839 at http://kajx.org State Patrol, Garmin Angling for Truck Drivers' Attention