Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beware of the Beltless

For decades, CDOT has been reminding folks to buckle up, yet seat belt compliance remains flat. While “Click It or Ticket” will always be the recognizable mainstay of the campaign, we wanted to find a new angle that would refresh the message for our audience. Brace yourself for this one: an unbuckled passenger increases your risk of being hurt or killed by 40%. If a ticket or your own personal injury doesn’t concern you, perhaps endangering those around you will.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Just Drive: Train-The-Trainer Workshop

Wednesday, August 10th 10:00am—12:00pm 
Swedish Medical Center 501 E. Hampden Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Area, Spruce C 
Englewood, CO 80113

What is ‘Just Drive’?
A free one hour class delivered by safety experts about the risks and consequences of distracted driving, practical strategies for reducing distracted driving habits, and Colorado’s laws.

What will attendees Learn? 
Why it’s important to spread the message of the dangers of distracted driving.
How to present the Just Drive: Take Action Against Distraction presentation.

What is the problem? 
Distracted driving now joins alcohol and speeding as a leading cause of motor vehicle injury collisions.
Research has shown that talking on the phone while driving increases the risk of collision four times, while texting increases crash risk by 8 to 23 times. Swedish Medical Center 501 E. Hampden Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Area, Spruce C Englewood, CO 80113

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tracey Holmberg at 303-788-5358 or

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Teens today and the driving revolution: ‘I’ll just call Uber’

In his USA Today article, “Many teens taking a pass on a driver’s license,” Larry Copeland reflects on the growing driving transformation. A generation ago, any 16-year-old would have rushed to get their license — instead, many of today’s 16-year-olds who still don’t have licenses are now the new norm. They move in groups and ascribe to ride-sharing activities such as Uber. Some have parents who will drive them around. Somehow, driving just isn’t as alluring as it once was.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Disparities in child passenger deaths

The Children's Safety Network has released a new infographic focusing on the disparities in child passenger deaths. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children, and from 2010 through 2014, an average of 343 child passengers died per year. American Indian/Alaska Native child passengers die at a higher rate than any other racial/ethnic group. The good news is that these deaths are preventable. The CSN infographic also goes into prevention strategies.

View the infographic

Friday, May 27, 2016

CDOT Traffic Safety Pulse - May 2016

In this month's Traffic Safety Pulse:
  • CIOT – Enforcement Is On 
  • Drugged Driving - Don’t Drive High 
  • MOST – Ride Wise 
  • Drive High, Get a DUI – Spring Events 
  • Motorcyclist Deaths Surge 10% in 2015
  • Grantee Highlight: Swedish Medical Center