Safety

The Heat Is On Continues with Fall Enforcement Periods

CDOT HIO Fall FestCDOT, Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law agencies statewide will continue to promote safety on Colorado roads this fall. The Heat Is On Fall Festivals heightened DUI enforcement period lasted five weeks from Sept. 13 to Oct. 21. The enforcement includes 96 Colorado law enforcement agencies. Last year’s Fall Festivals enforcement cited 1,877 impaired drivers.

“In September and October of last year, Colorado saw 46 alcohol-related fatalities, accounting for 22% of the road fatalities during that timeframe,” said Col. Matthew Packard, CSP Chief.  “No matter what time of year it is, drivers need to make responsible decisions and stay off the roads while impaired. With the number of accessible alternatives to driving, there is no excuse for getting behind the wheel impaired.”

CDOT’s summer and fall enforcement periods and DUI-prevention campaign support CDOT’s Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to reduce traffic injuries and deaths. Last year, there were 209 passenger vehicle fatalities on Colorado roads involving impaired drivers, accounting for more than one-third of all traffic fatalities. A complete list of arrests is at heatisoncolorado.com under the Heat Is On arrest tab.

The Heat Is On returns for the Halloween Weekend enforcement period from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4.

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