CDOT partners with Uber and Colorado minor league baseball teams to strike out impaired driving

Traffic Safety Pulse News

Heading into the peak of summer, CDOT is committed to covering all bases when it comes to safety. The Summer Strikeout enforcement period began July 13 and will continue through July 19, with 56 (premilinary) participating law enforcement agencies helping remove impaired drivers from the roads.

CDOT is partnering with Uber to provide $25,000 in credits to make discounted rides available and help prevent impaired driving. To date, CDOT has given away more than $7,500 in Uber rides during the Memorial Day and 4th of July enforcement periods as well as Denver PrideFest. In conjunction with its partnership with Uber, CDOT is teaming up with the Rocky Mountain Vibes and the Northern Colorado Owlz minor league baseball teams to help strike out DUIs this season. CDOT will be present at one of each team’s home games this summer, handing out $10 Uber Vouchers to help fans plan a sober ride to or from each stadium. Additionally, banners signed by each team’s players will be on display as their pledge to never drive impaired.

The recent 4th of July Weekend enforcement period, which concluded on July 5, resulted in 107 arrests across 68 participating law enforcement agencies. The agencies with the highest number of arrests were the Colrado State Patrol (22), the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (12) and the Lakewood Police Department (10). The next enforcement period is Sturgis Rally from Aug. 3-15. For more information on enforcement periods and arrest data, visit the Traffic Safety Reporting Portal.

Graphic of aerial view of a baseball stadium with the words, "Sober driving is a home run." The Heat is On logo is on the top right corner.