More than 5,000 safe rides provided this summer by CDOT and Uber

Traffic Safety Pulse News

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s summer partnership with Uber has provided more than 5,000 safe rides and $18,000+ in Uber Vouchers to Coloradans. A Labor Day voucher is available statewide through the holiday weekend.

On July 21, CDOT attended a Rocky Mountain Vibes game and distributed roughly 75 Uber credits to fans, providing them with a sober ride to or from UCHealth Park. Branded posters and a banner signed by all players pledging to never drive impaired were hung up at the event. They will be on display at the stadium for the remainder of the season. On Aug. 25, CDOT will head to the northern Colorado Owlz game in Windsor, CO to promote safe rides. More Uber credits will be shared at the game in an effort to strike out DUIs and help fans plan a sober ride.

CDOT partnered with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies for the Sturgis Rally enforcement period, which ended on Aug. 15. This completed the fifth of six summer DUI enforcement periods. The Labor Day Crackdown is the final enforcement period of the summer, running from Aug. 16 – Sept. 6.

The recent Summer Strikeout enforcement period ended on July 19 and resulted in 181 arrests across 71 participating agencies. The agencies with the highest number of arrests were Colorado Springs Police Department (28), Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (12) and Longmont Police Department (12). The next enforcement period is Fall Festivals from Sept 14 – Oct. 25.

For more information on enforcement periods and arrest data, visit the Traffic Safety Reporting Portal.

Teen boys try to catch a ball while wearing impaired simulation goggles in front of a banner reading “Don’t Strike Out with a DUI.”