The Heat Is On Campaign is conducted throughout the year in Colorado with major enforcements conducted during holiday periods.
Impaired drivers are the target for the Heat Is On activities. Keeping our Colorado highways safe from drunk drivers is always a top priority of the Colorado State Patrol, especially during holiday weekends. Along with our law enforcement partners across Colorado, we are committed to reducing crashes and related injuries and fatalities. We hope that motorists will make the responsible choices to designate a sober driver and always buckle up.
The CSP hopes that drivers will always choose designated drivers, alternative transportation and watch out for friends and family who should not be driving. However, our job will never be done until all motorists choose not to drive impaired and respect the safety of the public on our highways.
Alcohol Related Traffic Fatalities in Colorado
||Fatalities||Alcohol-Related Total Fatalities||Alcohol-Related Fatalities as % of|
*Driver with Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .05 or greater
**1997 recorded the fewest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the state's history.
*** 1981 recorded the highest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the state's history.
Source: Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Fatality Analysis Reporting System
Date: May 1, 2009