Back-to-back DUI enforcements launch ahead of 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Traffic Safety Pulse News

The Colorado Department of Transportation is in the midst of the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer, a time during the summer months when, historically, the number of impaired driving crashes and fatalities spike. CDOT worked with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies on the Summer Blitz enforcement period, which ended on June 20. This concludes the second of six summer DUI enforcement periods.

To help keep impaired driving prevention top of mind, CDOT is partnering with the Rocky Mountain Vibes and Northern Colorado Owlz minor league baseball teams for the season! CDOT will host an in-person engagement event during a home game at each ballpark this season to hand out free Uber vouchers and encourage fans to plan ahead with a safe and sober ride home. Two large banners with Vibes and Owlz players’ signatures will also be on display at each ballpark as their pledge to never drive impaired. More information to come!  

The recent Memorial Day Weekend enforcement period, which concluded on June 5, resulted in 458 arrests across 79 participating law enforcement agencies. The agencies with the highest number of arrests were the Colorado State Patrol (103), Colorado Springs Police Department (79) and the Fort Collins Police Department (26). The next enforcement period is 4th of July Weekend from July 1-5. Visit the Traffic Safety Reporting Portal for more information on enforcement periods and arrest data.

Graphic with four people clinking their wine glasses together with the words, "Summer bucket list item? A sober ride home." The Heat is On logo is on the top left corner.