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Get Eagle County driving tips from the road

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” Colorado State Patrol is turning to Colorado Mountain Express to relay safety messages to drivers on Interstate 70 between Denver International Airport and the High Country.

Colorado Mountain Express will display messages from State Patrol on the back of their 250 vans that shuttle 420,000 each year between the airport and the mountains.

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 (Colorado State Patrol) is to save lives through traffic safety enforcement and education, we are excited to join in this specialized safety activity with Colorado Mountain Express, as well as Colorado Ski Country USA and The Center for Transportation Safety,” said Col. Mark Trostel, chief of the Colorado State Patrol.

“Colorado Mountain Express is committed to making the I-70 corridor safer,” said President Jay Ufer, adding that the every van is equipped with a GPS tracking system and camera to record and report road conditions.

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

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