Memorial Day weekend typically signals the start of summer driving season and along with the fun of summer vacation comes a down side.
This as the summer months prove to be among the most deadly.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, there is a %38 increase in fatal accidents in the summer months. Memorial day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and already Colorado has seen its fair share of automobile crashes.
Officials say in most traffic accidents involving those who are between the ages of 15 and 24, speed is often to blame.
In Canon City on Thursday, a rollover involving five recent high school graduates left one teen dead and four others hurt.
So it's this time of year when authorities expect the increase in accidents and all they can do is prepare by taking a proactive approach. So, law enforcement agencies have came up with several different campaigns to make the roads safer this summer.