Fleet Services

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-4112
    Fax: 970-328-3549

    Fleet Services
    P.O. Box 1705
    3289 Cooley Mesa Road, Building C
    Gypsum, Colorado 81637

    Fleet Services Manager
    Dustin Ehlert
    Phone:  970-328-3543

Prevent Distracted Driving

Contact: Lisa Lowe, Fleet Services Administrative Technician, 970-328-3429, lisa.lowe@eaglecounty.us

According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Association, distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. For Example: Talking on a cell phone, texting, E-mailing, eating, drinking, using a GPS, changing the music on the radio, pets and other people in the vehicle. It only takes 3 seconds after a driver’s attention has been diverted from the road for a crash to occur. At 75 mph, your vehicle is traveling about 110 feet per second. Over 78% of distracted driving accidents are caused by texting and driving and 58% of reported accidents involve teenagers.

In February 2017, a local resident, Robye Nothnagel, suffered severe injuries as the victim of a distracted driving crash. She was crossing the street in Frisco Texas and was hit by a car driven by an 18-year old that was looking at her phone. Robye has taken her tragedy and turned it into community service with an interactive presentation on the “Dangers of Distracted Driving”. If you are interested in helping bring more awareness to this issue please e-mail her at codrivesafe@gmail.com and/or follow her Facebook page, Colorado Drive Safe. 

We encourage all citizens of Eagle County to take a proactive approach to prevent incidents such as this and potentially save lives. How can you help take action against distraction?

1. Put your phone away when you get in the vehicle.
2. Turn off your phone or change the settings to “Do Not Disturb While Driving. “

3. Have passengers answer your phone
4. Share what you learned with your “5 favorites” on your cell phone 
5. Put a “Stash It” sticker on your vehicle to remind other drivers 

 Stash It Sticker Colorado-Drive-Safe