Motorcycle safety takes center stage at a popular biker-friendly restaurant

Traffic Safety Pulse News

CDOT took a step to curb increasing motorcycle fatalities with a poignant display at a biker-friendly venue in Golden. As part of the "Wish You Were Here" campaign, CDOT installed a motorcycle display at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse to highlight the stark reality of motorcycle deaths in Colorado. The ‘riderless motorcycle’ display served as a reminder to ride safely.

In 2022, 149 riders lost their lives on Colorado roads, while an estimated 1,200 sustained injuries. Despite representing just 3% of the state's roadway users, motorcyclists accounted for an alarming 20% of all traffic-related fatalities. CDOT's "Wish You Were Here" campaign seeks to honor the memory of those who have tragically lost their lives while riding and create a powerful call to action to ride more safely.

The motorcycle display at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse came as Colorado motorcycle fatalities have reached their highest level on record. So far this year, 85 motorcyclists have been killed on Colorado roads. The counties with the most motorcycle deaths so far this year include El Paso (11), Adams (9), Larimer (9), Arapahoe (8) and Jefferson (6).

Motorcycle on display next to a banner that says "Wish you were here."