# Colorado department of transportation
DougCo ninth in state for impaired driving during 2022
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Jan. 13, 2023. (Douglas County, Colo.) The Colorado Department of Transportation announced the first 2023 impaired driving high-visibility enforcement period is Jan. 12-25. The agency is partnering with 69 law enforcement agencies across Colorado to increase patrol numbers and crackdown on impaired drivers.
CDOT trains law enforcement statewide to identify impaired drivers
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Jan. 10, 2023. (Denver, Colo.)The Colorado Department of Transportation will train law enforcement agencies across the state to effectively investigate and recognize drug-impaired drivers Jan. 9-20.
CDOT Older Driver Safety Awareness aims to keep seniors safe
(Douglas County, Colo.) So far, in 2022, drivers over 65 have caused over a third of fatal crashes on Colorado’s roads, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation Fatal Analysis Crash System.
CDOT announces annual sun glare safety closures on I-70 East
(Colorado Department of Transportation) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Nov. 16, 2022. (Clear Creek County, Colo.) The Colorado Department of Transportation announced the start of the annual closures of eastbound I-70 at Floyd Hill for blinding sun glare.
CDOT warns drivers to beware wildlife after Daylight Savings Time switch
(Douglas County, Colo.) Although Coloradans moved their clocks back an hour this weekend, wildlife will retain their nighttime patterns. The Colorado Department of Transportation warns motorists to stay vigilant, drive with caution and slow down.
Boo! Halloween roads are scary for motorists and pedestrians — here’s why
(Daniel Lloyd Blunk-Fernández / Unsplash) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Oct. 27, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) The Colorado Department of Transportation warns motorists to stay sober behind the wheel after ranking Halloween as the worst holiday for DUI arrests.
Colorado State Patrol reports over 600 crashes last year involved lane drifting
Mike, the Colorado State Patrol’s newest spokesperson.Colorado State Patrol. Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / July 11, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) The Colorado State Patrol issued over 14,600 citations last year for lane violations as the agency lowered its tolerance for those offenses. Now, the agency again urges drivers to stay alert about lane placement.
CDOT reports more crashes caused by pedestrians on dangerous roads
Vehicles travel down a highway.Photo by Chris Bair on Unsplash. (Douglas County, Colo.) Colorado designs many roads to help keep pedestrians safe by adding bike lanes or wide shoulders. But Colorado Department of Transportation officials discovered more pedestrians are using roads intended only for vehicles.
Want to save a Colorado historic site? Nominate it for this list
(Courtesy of Colorado Preservation Inc.) For the past 25 years, Colorado Preservation Inc. has saved historic sites across the state from demise through its Endangered Places Program, which is accepting nominations for inclusion on the list of threatened places.
CDOT announces I-70 Eastbound closure this weekend
A photo of highway construction in Colorado.Colorado Department of Transportation. Motorists traveling toward Denver on a portion of Interstate 70 on March 13 will need to take a detour, beginning at 8 a.m., according to the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Colorado drivers hit crash response vehicles 6x in 3 days
(Courtesy Colorado State Patrol) (COLORADO) Despite Colorado's Slow Down Move Over Law, six drivers struck crash responder vehicles from Dec. 25 through Dec. 27 on Interstate 70.
CDOT anticipates heavy holiday traffic on Colorado roads
(DENVER, Colo.) The Colorado Department of Transportation urges drivers to be patient and expect heavy traffic across the state through the end of the year as people travel for Christmas and New Year’s Day.