Safety

Drugged Driving Colorado

Choose to never drive high

Would you drive high if your kids were in the car? Of course not. What if you're the only one in the car? Do the lives of pedestrians or other drivers matter? CDOT is urging Coloradans to shift their perspective when it comes to cannabis-impaired driving. Drivers continue to get behind the wheel after consuming cannabis, with many heavy users saying they do so on a regular basis. This should make us all uncomfortable given the fact that cannabis impairs the critical abilities needed to drive safely. Through research-based awareness and education, CDOT aims to change the norms around driving high, reducing the number of cannabis-impaired crashes and deaths on Colorado roads. 


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Featured News 

2020 campaign kicks off with Valentine’s Day promotion

In honor of Valentine’s Day, CDOT partnered with Lightshade dispensary to put a new spin on flowers and love letters in an effort to reduce cannabis-impaired driving. 

Read more about the promotion.

What we learned from The Cannabis Conversation

In 2017, CDOT initiated a campaign to engage people in Colorado through The Cannabis Conversation, a multi-year undertaking to learn about the behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes related to cannabis consumption and impaired driving.

Learn more about The Cannabis Conversation.

Enforcement + detection: what to know

So, you know driving high is illegal. You know you can get a DUI for driving under the influence of cannabis. But do you know how these laws are enforced? The primary mode of enforcement is roadside impairment testing.

Learn more about enforcement and detection.

Cannabis-impaired driving: a look back as we move forward

In 2014, Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational cannabis — and CDOT launched its first-ever Drive High, Get a DUI campaign. Since then, it’s been an ongoing effort to educate Colorado about the dangers and laws surrounding driving under the influence of cannabis.

Read more about the campaign history.

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