Motorist Safety Program Heads South

March 17, 2016 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Motorist Safety Program, previously known as the Courtesy Patrol, is now patrolling Interstate 25 through a good portion of Colorado Springs.

Operating between North Academy Boulevard and South Academy Boulevard, the Motorist Safety Program provides drivers of passenger vehicles with free roadside assistance for services such as flat tires, fuel or water transfer, jump starts, short-distance towing, accident scene protection and minor mechanical assistance. 

Motorist Safety personnel patrol I-25 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Crews are dispatched from the Colorado Springs Traffic Operations Center and also respond to requests from the Colorado Springs Police Department and Colorado State Patrol.   

The program has operated in the Denver-area and along I-70, west of Denver, for several years.  Due to its effectiveness at enhancing driver safety and reducing congestion and delay times along numerous corridors, CDOT recently expanded it to include both Colorado Springs and I-25 between the Longmont and Fort Collins area.