Tire safety checks underway as Colorado Tire Check Week continues

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March 17, 2022 - Northeastern Colorado - CDOT, sponsors held tire check event on Sunday

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Statewide — Bald tires beware: Colorado Tire Check Week is underway. The Colorado Department of Transportation hosted a tire check event at the Wooly Mammoth Lot in Golden on Sunday, March 13, where mountain travelers received complimentary tire checks at the popular carpool lot before their trek through the high country. Jammin’ 101.5, AutoSock and Red Bull accompanied CDOT to support the effort. To view photos, videos and b-roll from the event, please visit the link: bit.ly/3icK8bV.

The State of Colorado and Gov. Jared Polis have officially proclaimed the week of March 12-19 Colorado Tire Check Week to support the effort. See the proclamation here: bit.ly/3q6R8vt.

CDOT continues its safety and awareness efforts by partnering with tire partners across the state for the inaugural Colorado Tire Check Week to provide courtesy tire checks. The free tire checks aim to help motorists ensure their vehicles meet the Passenger Vehicle Traction Law standards during what is historically Colorado’s snowiest month.

During Colorado Tire Check Week, drivers can take their cars to any participating tire shops, where they will receive a free tire check to ensure their vehicles comply with Colorado’s Passenger Vehicle Traction Law. To view participating tire partners, visit codot.gov/travel/winter-driving/tires.

In a recent survey, only 64% of Coloradans were aware of the state’s Passenger Vehicle Traction Law, with 83% of in-state residents compliant. Compared to 2020 survey results, Traction Law non-compliance grew by 10%, with roughly 75% of non-compliant vehicles driven by Colorado residents. Data shows that on average, more than 10,000 crashes occur every year during snowy and icy road conditions in Colorado. To view an infographic with the survey results, visit bit.ly/365sNzh.

For more information about the Passenger Vehicle Traction Law requirements, visit codot.gov/travel/winter-driving/tractionlaw.

About Winter Wise

CDOT’s Winter Wise campaign focuses on education, tools and resources to help keep drivers safe on Colorado’s winter roads. To learn more and view helpful tips for winter driving, visit winter.codot.gov. For specific information about I-70 and other highway travel conditions, motorists can call 511 or check COtrip.org. Additionally, drivers can check Twitter for up-to-date travel information via @ColoradoDOT. For more detailed information about the Traction and Passenger Vehicle Safety Laws, snowplow laws, safety stats and frequently asked questions, visit winter.codot.gov.