GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Teenagers have a bad reputation for being seen as the worst drivers on the road, but citation data from the Colorado State Patrol suggests another age group is responsible for the most lane violations.

Maintaining a safe lane position and following road markings as intended can greatly reduce crashes not to mention the anxiety of other drivers around you. When a trooper sees things like weaving, unsafe passing distances and aggressive lane changes it often does prompt a traffic stop. These driving behaviors can indicate distraction, impairment or driving faster than the conditions allow.

Matthew C. Packard, chief of the CSP

Officers with the CSP issued lane citations to the following age groups in descending order:

  • Age 30 – 39: 4,246 citations
  • Age 22 – 29: 4,060 citations
  • Age 40 – 49: 3,135 citations
  • Age 50 – 59: 2,495 citations
  • Age 18 – 21: 1,778 citations
  • Age 60 – 69: 1,660 citations
  • Age 70 – 79: 724 citations
  • Age 80+ : 212 citations

Colorado State Patrol Troopers are enacting a low-tolerance approach to the top fatal crash factors while launching a year-long campaign called “Drive Safe.” This CSP campaign is designed to remind people to control their lane position based on their current environment