Turning a new leaf: CDOT begins longest DUI enforcement period of the year

Traffic Safety Pulse News

Fall is right around the corner, and CDOT is committed to safety for the new season. CDOT is partnering with Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies to conduct the Fall Festivals enforcement period spanning 41 days, from Sept. 14 through Oct. 25.

On Aug. 31, CDOT attended a Northern Colorado Owlz game and distributed roughly 75 Uber credits to fans, providing them with a sober ride to and/or from Future Legends Complex. A banner was signed by all the Owlz players pledging to never drive impaired. Branded posters with safe driving messaging were hung and will be on display at the stadium for the remainder of the season.

This summer, CDOT partnered with Uber to provide ride credits to provide a safe alternative to impaired driving. Learn more about Uber here. Throughout the season, CDOT distributed more than $22,000 in credits and 6,488 safe rides over four high visibility enforcement periods, Denver PrideFest and through partnerships with the Rocky Mountain Vibes and the Northern Colorado Owlz minor league baseball teams. More information about the Rocky Mountain Vibes can be found here. Visit the Northern Colorado Owlz website to learn more about the team.

The recent Labor Day enforcement period concluded with 468 DUI arrests across 82 participating law enforcement agencies. The agencies with the highest number of arrests were the Colorado Springs Police Department (115), Denver Police Department (54) and Longmont Police Department (28).

Northern Colorado Owlz player pitching baseball with colorful background. Graphic copy reads, "Play it safe. Drive sober."