Safety Overview

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CDOT's Whole System Whole Safety initiative heightens safety awareness by taking a systematic statewide approach to safety—combining the benefits of our programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and our operations. The goal: Improve the safety of Colorado's transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes, and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


Wednesday Memorial

Each Wednesday, CDOT displays the current number of fatalities for the year on message boards across the state. We hope this weekly memorial will be a wake-up call for everyone to drive more safely. Remember: It's a person, not a number.

CDOT offers grants to agencies, organizations, and tribal governments within Colorado that provide programs, projects, services, and strategies intended to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from traffic crashes on Colorado roads.

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CDOT's Strategic Highway Safety Plan assess the progress made by past policies, and guides CDOT in making investment, planning, and programming decisions related to highway safety in the future. The plan incorporates a "Toward Zero Deaths" philosophy, and targets high- and critical-priority safety problems. You can also become a certified "Toward Zero Deaths" partner.

The goal of the Traffic & Safety Engineering Office is to strategically reduce traffic crashes and resulting deaths, injuries, and property damage; and to improve the flow of traffic through application of traffic engineering principles.

Every year, CDOT undertakes hundreds of construction projects across the state, in addition to conducting maintenance every day to keep our highways safe. This section focuses on safe driving tips in work zones, safety statistics, and other related information.

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