C-DOT Reminds Motorists the Heat is On

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state want to remind summer enthusiasts to enjoy themselves, but do so responsibly by not driving impaired. Through The Heat Is On campaign, law enforcement will crack down on impaired drivers throughout the summer.  In 2013, there were 188 alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities and 36 percent of those occurred between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. And through last year’s campaign, 2,386 people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Ability Impaired.  This year, to go along with the increased enforcement, CDOT has created informational cards about impaired driving in Colorado to be handed out at DUI checkpoints across the state. The checkpoint cards were created in memory of Senior Airman Kristopher Mansfield who was killed by a drunk driver on September 6, 2004, just a few weeks after returning from duty in Iraq.

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