CDOT 🤝 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Traffic Safety Pulse News

On March 16, CDOT brought safety to the streets, specifically Blake Street, for Denver’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. CDOT featured displays from Bustang Outrider and The Heat Is On campaign, and distributed Winter Wise safety materials. With more than 300,000 spectators, the parade was the perfect place to share important messages about transportation and roadway safety in Colorado. While these initiatives each have unique goals, CDOT exists to ensure that Colorado has safe and efficient roadways.

A CDOT vehicle bedecked in St. Paddy's Day decorations driving down downtown Denver followed by a Bustang Outrider bus. Union Station is in the background as people cheer from the sidewalks.

Learn more about what each campaign came to share:

  • Responsible Coloradans know not to get sham-rocked with a DUI. From March 14–20, CDOT is supporting CSP and 76 local law enforcement agencies for the St. Patrick’s Day DUI enforcement period. During enforcement periods, drivers may see sobriety checkpoints and additional law enforcement on duty dedicated to arresting impaired drivers.
    • Find more details about the campaign, including impaired driving enforcement plans, arrest totals and safety tips, at
  • Bustang Outrider has a golden ticket to your favorite rural Colorado destination! Designed to connect rural Colorado with a single, easy-to-navigate service, Outrider provides riders with reliable service, consistent schedules, reduced fare costs, and convenient intercity and interstate connections.
  • Don’t rely on luck to keep you safe during winter weather — be Winter Wise. CDOT’s winter driving campaign provides year-round resources: Tire safety and traction laws, snowplow safety, CDOT winter operations, I-70 mountain corridor travel, and winter travel resources.