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518 Intoxicated Drivers Arrested Over Thanksgiving

DUI518 impaired drivers were taken off the roads this year during the Thanksgiving Heat is on Campaign in Colorado. This was a significant increase from the 283 impaired drivers that were removed during the Thanksgiving enforcement period last year. Officials have attributed the increase to the Colorado State Patrol and Department of Transportation’s decision Continue reading

2 Hour Delays Expected For I-70 Travelers

CDOTAnyone traveling to and from Denver this week may encounter delays on I-70.  The Colorado Department of Transportation will be performing rock fall mitigation next to I-70 near George Town, Tuesday through Thursday. Continue reading

Smart Phone Breathalyzers Could Prevent DUI’s

DUIA summer study conducted by the Colorado Department of Transportation found that smart phone breathalyzers were an effective method in preventing drinking and driving. C-DOT handed out smart phone breathalyzers to 225 participants this summer and received feedback on the experience. 84% of participants said that owning a smart phone breathalyzer lowered their risk of getting a D-U-I or D-W-A-I, and 82% agreed Continue reading

CO Highway Deaths Continue To Increase

CDOTTraffic fatalities rose by 12% in Colorado between 2014 and 2015, and are on pace to increase again this year. As of September 20th 423 people have died on Colorado roads, 415 people died during the same time period last year. Of those that died this year, 147 were Continue reading

147 People Have Died Not Wearing A Seatbelt

CDOTSeat belt usage continues to be an issue in Colorado. According to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation, as of September 20th, 147 people have died in car crashes this year in Continue reading

Highway 13 Closed Tuesday

highway-13-smallHighway 13 south of Craig will be closed tomorrow to allow construction to continue on the Yampa River Bridge. The highway will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm to allow crews to continue repairs. Detour routes will be in place for drivers in the area. Those routes are available Continue reading

Highway 13 Closed Tuesday

highway-13-smallHighway 13 south of Craig will be closed tomorrow for construction on the Yampa River Bridge. The highway will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm to allow crews to continue repairs. Detour routes will be in place for drivers in the area. Those Continue reading

Make Sure Your Children Are Properly Restrained

cps-weekThe Colorado Department of Transportation and the State Patrol are participating in National Child Passenger Safety Week which started yesterday and will run through Saturday. As part of the week CDOT is raising awareness about child passenger safety laws and the importance of properly protecting children with booster seats and seat belts. Last year in Colorado eight children under the age of 12 died in car crashes. 6 of the 8 that Continue reading

Fall Festival DUI Campaign Underway

DUIThe Heat is on campaign’s Fall Festivals DUI enforcement period in Colorado started Friday and will run through October 24th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol and other local law enforcement to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. So far this year 133 people have died in Continue reading

Nearly 1,000 Arrested Over Labor Day Weekend

DUI946 drivers were arrested during the Labor Day DUI crackdown in Colorado. This according to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation. In 2015 25% of alcohol related fatalities occurred in August and September. The Labor Day DUI Crackdown puts Colorado law Continue reading

Labor Day DUI Crackdown Underway

DUIColorado police officers began their annual Labor Day DUI crackdown Friday. The Increased DUI enforcement will last through Tuesday September 6th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies to take as many impaired drivers off the roads as possible. During last years Continue reading

I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Open Thursday

I-70 HelicopterThursday’s planned closure of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon that would have diverted traffic through Meeker, Craig, Hayden, Steamboat and Oak Creek has been cancelled. The canyon was closed for helicopter operations associated with the ongoing rock fall mitigation project. Wednesdays ideal flying conditions allowed crews to Continue reading