According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), more than 26,000 people are arrested for a DUI each year. This includes both drunk driving and drugged driving. CDOT conducts numerous public awareness campaigns as well as their “high visibility enforcement” campaign known as “The Heat is On,” which include checkpoints and increased police presence during holiday celebration periods and other times throughout the year when drinking tends to increase.
CDOT’s Alcohol and Impaired Driving webpage provides numerous resources including public awareness campaign materials; breathalyzer information; links to alternative transportation sources; statistics; grant information for local agencies; and more. Here you can also download CDOT’s free “R-U Buzzed” app for calculating your BAC. (If you don’t want to download an app, you can also print out CDOT’s handy wallet-sized BAC chart.) “R-U Buzzed” can also connect you with other sources of transportation if you are impaired.
|Sample screen for CDOT’s R-U-Buzzed app.|