The new season brings increased DUI enforcement in Colorado, U.S.
Law enforcement will be on high alert during the Fall Fest DUI enforcement period Sept. 11–Oct. 28.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is joining forces with Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies statewide to help prevent impaired drivers from threatening the safety of others on the state’s roadways.
So far this year, 102 deaths on Colorado roads are attributed to impaired driving. As traffic volumes continue to shift back to normal, CDOT and law enforcement urge all Coloradans to drive sober or make sober arrangements to travel safely to and from their destinations this fall.
“Last year, as the seasons changed, we saw a spike in DUI arrests,” said Col. Matthew Packard, Chief of CSP. “Our message is simple, if you choose to drink, don’t endanger others. You have options to avoid a needless tragedy and we know what to look for to help keep our Colorado roadways safe.”
The fall enforcement period also coincides with CDOT’s Take Some Time campaign “2-Hourglass” fabrication located at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. CDOT created this large-scale display, featuring an oversized beer and wine glass, to reinforce that a single alcoholic drink can impair a person for two hours — and that the only appropriate time to drive is with a BAC of zero.