Safety

Traffic & Safety

Contacts

Charles Meyer, Professional Engineer III
Branch Manager
[email protected]

Betti Riel, Program Assistant I
Assistant/Receptionist
[email protected]
Program Area: Memorial Sign Program

David Swenka
Safety Analysis Unit, Region 1 and 2 Engineering Support

Program Areas: Safety Analysis, Statewide Safety Plans & Programs (Highway Safety Improvement Program and FASTER Safety Mitigation Program)
The purpose of this unit is to improve safety by reducing the number and severity of motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths. The unit provides traffic engineering support to Region 1 and 2 including safety assessments, traffic operations analysis, and traffic control reviews. Additionally, the unit provides support for roadway striping specifications and best practices. 

San Lee
Operations Unit
Program Areas: Signals & Modeling; Traffic Operations; Field Studies

Alex Karami
Access Management

Program Areas: Access Management
Our purpose is to work with third parties and our external customers to achieve agreements that preserve the safety and operations of our transportation system and support delivery of CDOT's construction program while enabling business to thrive and improve Colorado's economic climate.

Alisa Babler
Crash Data Management and Fatality Analysis and Reporting System (FARS)

Program Areas: 405 Traffic Records; Bicycle & Pedestrians; Crash Data; Older Drivers; Statewide Traffic Records Advisory Committee
The importance of accurate data collection and reporting cannot be overemphasized. Many individuals and agencies, both from the public and private sector, use and rely on information gathered on crash reports. That information leads to improved roadway safety at the local, state, and federal levels and save lives.

KC Matthews
Traffic Specification & Standards; Regions 3, 4 & 5 Engineering Support
[email protected]
Program Areas: Approved Products List; Flagger Program; Safety Analysis; Sign & Pavement Markings; Standard Plans, Miscellaneous Project Details, Project Sample Work Sheets; Traffic Operations; Traffic Specifications; Work Zone Safety
Our purpose is to: provide highway/work zone safety and traffic operations-related input for transportation planning and project development; provide traffic engineering support to Regions 3, 4, and 5, including safety assessments, traffic operations analysis, and traffic control reviews; develop and maintain traffic engineering specifications, standards and related publications; administer statewide policies on guide signing practices and procedures, as well as those governing pavement marking practices; develop and maintain the centralized library of CDOT sign layout templates; evaluate and approve traffic control devices for the CDOT Approved Products List; and administer the CDOT Flagger Program.

Ted Spaid
Model Traffic Code, Speed Limits
[email protected]
Program Areas: Model Traffic Code/Traffic Law; School Zones; Speed Limits
Our purpose is to work with third parties and our external customers to achieve agreements that preserve the safety and operations of our transportation system and support delivery of CDOT's construction program while enabling business to thrive and improve Colorado's economic climate. The unit also is the state expertise in speed limit setting and conducts speed limit and traffic control device studies throughout the state to establish and catalog speeds and traffic control devices on Colorado's highways.

Traffic & Safety Engineering

Our Focus Areas

Leadership: We will provide collaborative leadership to our customers by providing expertise and facilitating statewide program discussions to develop consistent and effective statewide programs.

Operations: All of our programs will work towards maximizing the flow of traffic on Colorado's transportation systems.

Safety: All of our programs will strive to reduce and prevent crashes on Colorado's transportation systems.

Agreements: We will work with third parties and our external customers to achieve agreements that preserve the safety and operations of our transportation system and support delivery of CDOT's construction program while enabling business to thrive and improve Colorado's economic climate.

Program Areas

Crash Data Management and Fatality Analysis & Reporting System (FARS)

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Operations

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Safety Analysis

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Traffic Specification & Standards

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Railway-Highway Crossing Program (Section 130)

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For questions that cannot be answered on this website, please contact Betti Riel, Traffic Engineering Assistant/Receptionist, at 303-757-9662 or by email at [email protected] to direct you to the prospective program manager.

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  • Traffic & Safety
    2829 W. Howard Pl.
    Denver, CO 80204
    303-757-9662
    Fax: 303-757-9219
Mission & Vision
  • Our mission:
    Strategically reduce traffic crashes and resulting deaths, injuries, and property damage, and improve the flow of traffic via traffic engineering principles.

  • Our vision:
    Become the state agency sought-out leader for applying traffic engineering principles to improve traffic safety and maximize the operations of the highway system, and the foremost resource for crash data, analysis, and engineering strategies—and mitigation for improving highway safety and operational efficiency.
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