The Heat Is On

Heat is On Logo, Police Badge with Flames 

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
Year
Fatalities Alcohol-Related Total Fatalities Alcohol-Related Fatalities as % of
2007 554 199 35.9%
2006 535 208 38.8%
2005 606 236 38.9%
2004 667 236 35.4%
2003 641 215 33.5%
2002 743 261 35.0%
2001 741 267 36.0%
2000 681 211 31.0%
1999 626 193 30.8%
1998 628 203 32.3
1997** 612 186 30.4
1996 613 215 35.1
1995 645 262 40.6
1994 586 232 39.6
1993 559 204 36.5
1992 522 222 42.5
1991 543 235 43.3
1990 544 213 39.2
1989 526 213 40.5
1988 497 198 39.8
1987 591 245 41.5
1986 603 291 48.3
1985 579 271 46.8
1984 609 314 51.6
1983 646 340 52.6
1982 665 354 53.2
1981*** 745 425 56.2
1980 709 361 50.9
1979 692 321 46.4
1978 713 364 51.0
1977 705 328 46.5
1976 636 271 42.6
1975 591 294 49.7
1974 615 297 48.3

 

*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